Volta vs. Nvm for JavaScript Tooling

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  • nvm

    Node Version Manager - POSIX-compliant bash script to manage multiple active node.js versions

    this version check https://github.com/bdefore/dotfiles/blob/53a2e00c236a2d581ac... is much faster than the officially suggested https://github.com/nvm-sh/nvm#automatically-call-nvm-use (or at least used to be)

  • fnm

    🚀 Fast and simple Node.js version manager, built in Rust

    * FNM: https://fnm.vercel.app/

    I started with NVM, which is so slow that I'm confused (and maybe even impressed) as to how it's possible to be so slow.

    Then I switched to FNM, which is delightfully not-slow.

    Then I switched to Volta, because it supports installing standalone "tools" other than just Node, like Yarn and the various LSP servers that I use.

    I tried N but don't use it. It seems to have a more "interactive" UI than FNM or Volta, so use N if you like that kind of thing.

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  • volta

    Volta: JS Toolchains as Code. ⚡

  • n

    Node version management

  • dotfiles

    this version check https://github.com/bdefore/dotfiles/blob/53a2e00c236a2d581ac... is much faster than the officially suggested https://github.com/nvm-sh/nvm#automatically-call-nvm-use (or at least used to be)

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