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Play by Play: Getting Started with Yarn as a Package Manager

by John Papa and Brian Clark

In this course, you’ll learn about Yarn, the new alternative to npm that is making a strong name for itself, how to use it, and how it compares to npm.

What you'll learn

Play by Play is a series in which top technologists work through a problem in real time, unrehearsed, and unscripted. In this course, Play by Play: Getting Started with Yarn as a Package Manager, Brian Clark and John Papa explore Yarn, the fast and secure dependency management solution, proving to be a viable alternative to npm. Learn what Yarn is, how to get started with it, and conquer a few commands along the way. By the end of this course, you’ll have an understanding on how to effectively use Yarn and if it's right for your environment.

About the authors

John Papa is a Principal Developer Advocate with Microsoft and an alumni of the Google Developer Expert, Microsoft Regional Director, and MVP programs. He's passionate about Web and mobile technologies, and often enjoys speaking around the world at keynotes and sessions for conferences, including NgConf, Build, Ignite, VSLive, and AngleBrackets. John is a co-host of the popular Adventures in Angular podcast, author of the Angular Style Guide, several books, and many popular Pluralsight courses. ... more

Brian is a Solution Architect Specialist who has been building and architecting software for many years now. His initial focus was on ASP.NET, C#, SQL and WPF, but has since been leveraging technologies such as Angular, Node.js, JavaScript, HTML and CSS. You can find Brian on twitter @_clarkio or at

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