Package manager wars. The real picture

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  • homebrew-core

    🍻 Default formulae for the missing package manager for macOS (or Linux)

    Yarn Classic was indeed shipped as an npm package called yarn. The recommended way of installing it was by running npm install -g yarn. However, it is not the only way of downloading Yarn Classic. Among many others you could use brew, config of which unveils that, unsurprisingly, it downloads Yarn binary from rather than npm.

  • berry

    📦🐈 Active development trunk for Yarn ⚒

    Resolving berry to a url... Downloading Saving it into /private/tmp/my-app/.yarn/releases/yarn-berry.js... Updating /private/tmp/my-app/.yarnrc... Done!

  • WorkOS

    The modern API for authentication & user identity. The APIs are flexible and easy-to-use, supporting authentication, user identity, and complex enterprise features like SSO and SCIM provisioning.

  • package-manager-stats

    Script to get stats about package managers used in most popular projects on GitHub.

NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts plus user suggested alternatives. Hence, a higher number means a more popular project.

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