I switched to yarn from npm cause it does everything that npm does (almost everything and more) , only faster.
And by faster I mean, really really fast, like ultrafast.
What is yarn, anyways?
Its a package manager for your code (just like npm) from Facebook.
How to install yarn on your OSX?
brew install yarn
This will also install node.
Use this if you want to skip installing node.
brew install yarn --without-node
You could also use npm itself to install yarn ( and then switch to yarn completely )
npm i -g yarn
If you are already familiar with npm heres a list of commands that can help you switch to yarn faster:
Example of “yarn why <package>”
Pretty useful command to get package details and info
nsingh$ yarn why babel-core yarn why v0.27.5 [1/4] Why do we have the module "babel-core"...? [2/4] Initialising dependency graph... [3/4] Finding dependency... [4/4] Calculating file sizes... info Has been hoisted to "babel-core" info Reasons this module exists - "babel-core#babel-register" depends on it - Specified in "devDependencies" info Disk size without dependencies: "228kB" info Disk size with unique dependencies: "8.25MB" info Disk size with transitive dependencies: "17.06MB" info Number of shared dependencies: 28 Done in 0.91s
Speed Test : npm vs yarn
npm install took 26 secs
yarn install tool 9.95 secs
(Note : I will be updating this page as and when needed)