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Adding Command Line Aliases for Yarn

Posted Jun 19, 2017 by G. Kay Lee

One of the core design philosophies of Yarn is to strive for simpleness; a lean CLI without redundant features. That’s why Yarn has resisted adding random built-in shorthands like npm r or an aliases system like the one you can find in Git. We believe that the benefits they could possibly bring to the Yarn experience are not justified by the cost required to build and maintain such a full-fledged subsystem.

Private Registry Support

Posted Jun 16, 2017 by Lukas Spieß

Today, Yarn already supports a wide variety of different package feeds when fetching and downloading your dependencies. Up until now, there was however a small subset of public and private package feed providers that Yarn could not yet handle very well. One example of these package feed providers that were not yet supported was Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS).

Yarn determinism

Posted May 31, 2017 by Sebastian McKenzie

One of the claims that Yarn makes is that it makes your package management “deterministic”. But what exactly does this mean? This blog post highlights how both Yarn and npm 5 are deterministic, but differ in the exact guarantees they provide and the tradeoffs they have chosen.

Yarn Create & Yarn 1.0

Posted May 12, 2017 by Maël Nison

Last year was a great time for Javascript newcomers! A lot of starter-kit projects were published, refined, and some of them eventually went on to offer command line tools dedicated to make project creation easier. One such example is create-react-app, but most frameworks have their own tools, with various flavors and syntaxes.

Cloudflare security incident and impact on Yarn users

Posted Feb 24, 2017 by Sebastian McKenzie

Yarn uses its own proxy to the npm registry in order to allow us to experiment with the way the Yarn client works and allow optimizations in the future around how packages are resolved. This registry is used by all Yarn users by default.

Lockfiles should be committed on all projects

Posted Nov 24, 2016 by James Kyle

Yarn is a new package manager that we built to be consistent and reliable. When installing hundreds or even thousands of third-party packages from the internet you want to be sure that you’re executing the same code across every system.

Running Yarn offline

Posted Nov 24, 2016 by Konstantin Raev

Repeatable and reliable builds for large JavaScript projects are vital. If your builds depend on dependencies being downloaded from network, this build system is neither repeatable nor reliable.

Yarn: A new package manager for JavaScript

Posted Oct 11, 2016 by Sebastian McKenzie, Christoph Pojer, James Kyle

We’re pleased to announce the open source release of Yarn, a collaboration between Facebook, Exponent, Google, and Tilde. With Yarn, engineers still have access to the npm registry, but can install packages more quickly and manage dependencies consistently across machines or in secure offline environments. Yarn enables engineers to move faster and with confidence when using shared code so they can focus on what matters — building new products and features. Read the full announcement on code.facebook.com.