Some key features of Yarn include:
- Faster installation: Yarn uses a cache to store packages that have been downloaded, which allows it to install packages faster than npm by reusing previously downloaded packages.
- Improved security: Yarn includes security features such as automatic generation of a checksum for each package, which helps to ensure that packages have not been tampered with.
- Enhanced reliability: Yarn includes a “yarn.lock” file that allows developers to specify the exact versions of packages that should be used in their project. This helps to ensure that the project is using consistent versions of packages across different environments.
- Workspaces: Yarn supports workspaces, which allow developers to manage multiple packages within a single repository. This can be useful for monorepos (a single repository that contains multiple projects) or for projects that have multiple packages with interdependent dependencies.