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Software Engineer
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Yarn is fairly easy to use and quick to deploy Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Documentation is not sufficient for absolute newcomers Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Quick deploy of react websites. Yarn has helped me in deploying such websites in a very easy manner.

Yarn technology is quite in its infancy state and could only be benefited with further iterations.

As for the user perspective, yarn can easily become a good offering once its consumer base increases. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UI
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The main reasons that one should migrate to Yarn are:

It is more Stable than NPM.

It can install packages from the local cache, so we don’t have to rely on active internet connection.

It strongly binds package versions.

It allows parallel packages installation.

Yarn installs the packages simultaneously, and that is why Yarn is faster than NPM.. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The only problem that I encountered was that Yarn doesn’t work with any node.js version older than 5 but that’s alright, I would still prefer Yarn as it has active user community & is easy to use.. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use it in my automation framework.

If I have defined a scripts object in my package, yarn test command will run the specified test script & I use it because it’s faster.. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Data Engineer
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

yarn.lock is the best feature of yarn .

Since it automatically updates the version numbers . Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Its structure is similar to npm. it's difficult to manage when both npm and yarn are being used .

Since generally npm is already installed with node.js why would I shift from npm to yarn . Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Easy to migrate from npm . Simple and Fast. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Easy to install and upgrade packages and dependencies. But still a newbie not much Experienced using it So ,couldn't tell much about it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Senior Software Engineer
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Easy usage, perfect documentation, retrieving all the dependencies without any issues, running tests is easy, using it with linter, haven't had any problems with it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Cannot complain about anything. Whatever issues we ran into, they were due to the other apps or permissions. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Surely recommend it because of its ease of usage and speed. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Easy deployment, easy test framework run, we have a choice between npm and yarn, and yarn is faster, so sticking with that. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Ravi K.
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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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What do you like best?

For all my js based projects i use yarn and its runs so smooth. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

i use Apple Mac Pro, initial day i was facing issues due to my mac pro version. but yarn have all solution i have fix those all issue help of Yarn. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

In my organisation i work with multiple code base and i find easy to switch code base to other with any complications if person have good knowledge of yarn. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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What do you like best?

The easiest part is that we didn't have to re-install packages. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I didn't have any dislikes with yarn! We have been very satisfied. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We were able to be more efficient and save time with Yarn. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It works in offline mode. And caches your once loaded dependencies.

yarn.lock file keeps development stable across different development systems. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I have nothing to dislike yarn. But can be improved by creating a yarn package client or a desktop software where user can manage all its dependencies instead of doing it in cli. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Yes i would definitely recommend yarn Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I've been using yarn in my all js based projects. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Ravi K.
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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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What do you like best?

Everything is fine. Ex: Adding a package to a node project. It's very simple to add a library to the node projects. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Nothing. Everything is good and easy to use. I like the most. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

You can very well use yarn for your projects. As I said earlier, Its very simple to use. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Adding packages to my JS projects. Really I like it.

Instead of adding packages manually to the projects, a single command can make this happen. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What do you like best?

Supported by multiple hadoop platforms like HDP, CDH and CDP.

Easy to manage applications.

Preemption works great. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Applications completion is bit slower but acceptable as it supports variety of frameworks. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Best to use their document for configuration. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Solving big data problems using one and only resource manager by Yarn. Which reduces complexity of managing configuration. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It's fast to install dependency anytime I want, and I like the caching mechanics it has to give the fast download experience. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes it fails with some node packages, but that's very often. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you're using a slow internet connection and frustrating with NPM downloading time, then I would suggest you should give it a try. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It makes my productivity in another level, I don't have to a long time to download the packages, and it's easy to use the commands. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

The big advantage of Yarn is the speed over NPM when using React Native. We are dabbling in React Native and the great thing between Yarn and NPM is the speed of the dependencies in Yarn. If you are going to dabble in React Native and are trying to figure out if you should choose between Yarn or NPM. In my experience Yarn works great in development and has fewer vulnerabilities issues versus NPM. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I wish they made a backend UI similar to what EXPO XDE had back in the day. Listen nothing wrong doing gan Yarn install in PowerShell but for I am a sucker for good UI experiences. Since I think it makes it easier for people who don't want to work in PowerShell or Terminal. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you deciding to work with React Native Yarn works better than an NPM install in my opinion using EXPO on IOS and Andriod. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are using Yarn as an alternative to NPM (Node) since we were having some issues with NPM installing correctly with EXPO -cli. Yarn gave us fewer issues than NPM so I think if you are going into React Native, if you can, use Yarn. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Software Engineer
Computer Software
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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What do you like best?

Yarn makes it easy to combine all of our dependencies into one simple place. Before we used to use npm and bower to manage the different source js libraries, but yarn simplifies this process. It also allows us to do pre and post install scripts so that we don't have to use something like gulp. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

it can be a bit hard to migrate from bower, and now it's a bit confusing to really understand the difference between everything under node_modules/@bower_modules and just node_modules. a better migration tool would be great Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Implement a good plan around how you would like to use yarn before you dive in Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Yarn allows us to deliver and maintain our dependencies all in a single place. It's easy to set up. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Computer Software
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

Ease to use if you are coming from npm dependency manager.

Fast and production ready. Support guaranteed as it is supported by Facebook. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Yarn is great and npm is catching up. But why did Facebook’s Engineering team decide to reinvent the wheel instead of improving npm.

Yarn uses Facebook’s registry which is a mirror of npm’s which isn’t wrong but raises eyebrows. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Yarn solved the Node package dependency management problem.

Great speed, security, reliability. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UI
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

The ability of locking peer dependencies is one my favorite features, the speed is also a great improvement from npm Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

When updating some dependencies sometimes you need to perform a clean to ensure that yarn.lock is 100 clean Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

yarn is grosso modo an npm alias, so make sure to understand how npm works Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Obviously, dependency management Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Marketing and Advertising
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Improved version reliability over npm (impact may be lessened with npm's shrinkwrap)

Speed improvements are nice, and offline mode is super helpful!

Flat dependency structure.

Yarn clean is a space saver for unused assets.

Ability to include Bower resources in the package.json and node_modules, consolidating dependencies Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The non-npm default registry is a bit unsettling.

Uncertain future by actively deciding not to contribute back to npm. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Package and dependency management. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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