Anyone use PNPM over NPM & Yarn?


#1

Haven’t tried this yet. Looking at their benchmarks and approach, it looks sweet.

pnpm uses hard links and symlinks to save one version of a module only ever once on a disk. When using npm or Yarn for example, if you have 100 projects using the same version of lodash, you will have 100 copies of lodash on disk. With pnpm, lodash will be saved in a single place on the disk and a hard link will put it into the node_modules where it should be installed.

As a result, you save gigabytes of space on your disk and you have a lot faster installations! If you’d like more details about the unique node_modules structure that pnpm creates and why it works fine with the Node.js ecosystem


#2

Looks interesting! Along similar lines:


#3

@Stephen I read that article on Medium and discovered PNPM via the comments.! :grin:

Turbo, however, is built to be used with StackBlitz, which is an in-browser VSCode IDE. A general idea of how they put Turbo together is explained in this GitHub comment.


#4

It’s great to see innovation in these tools and in the end, it can only mean good things for daily development life :slight_smile:

I’ll be keeping an eye on these projects!