Yarn vs NPM speed test
Work in progress
I recently made a claim on Twitter that
yarn is still significantly faster than
npm for installing NodeJS dependencies.
My belief here was based on some light research I did near the end of 2017, not too long after NPM 5 was released claiming huge speed improvements. I found a blog post at the time claiming Yarn was still faster, and then did some light testing which confirmed this for me, by a large margin.
However, my assertion was challenged: