AWS CodeBuild vs Yarn: What are the differences?
What is AWS CodeBuild? Build and test code with continuous scaling. AWS CodeBuild is a fully managed build service that compiles source code, runs tests, and produces software packages that are ready to deploy. With CodeBuild, you don’t need to provision, manage, and scale your own build servers.
AWS CodeBuild belongs to "Continuous Integration" category of the tech stack, while Yarn can be primarily classified under "Front End Package Manager".
"Pay per minute" is the top reason why over 4 developers like AWS CodeBuild, while over 74 developers mention "Incredibly fast" as the leading cause for choosing Yarn.
Yarn is an open source tool with 36.2K GitHub stars and 2.22K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Yarn's open source repository on GitHub.
StackShare, Intuit, and Swat.io are some of the popular companies that use Yarn, whereas AWS CodeBuild is used by Convox, Volta Industries, and ChromaDex. Yarn has a broader approval, being mentioned in 623 company stacks & 528 developers stacks; compared to AWS CodeBuild, which is listed in 21 company stacks and 14 developer stacks.
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The open-source Convox Platform-as-a-Service is built entirely on AWS cloud services.
Through this lens, it's been obvious that AWS has been missing a managed build service. For the past year we've had to work around this by building our own build service on ECS and ECR. You can read more on my AWS Missing Parts: Build Service blog post.
So I'm excited to finally have this service. After a quick weekend prototype, the service works as expected and will unlock Cheaper, Faster and Safer Builds for our systems.
This is a classic AWS service. It's tricky to figure out all the options. I recommend jumping straight to the Docker example docs:
You'll need to figure IAM, Build Project JSON, and Build Spec YAML to get it all working.
But once you do, you've unlocked managed builds on small, medium or large compute types. No instances required!
Yarn is a wonderful alternative to the built-in npm command-line interface. Dependency installation is crazy fast, because it caches every package and performs operations in parallel.
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yarn work great.
I don’t see any overwhelming reason to choose one over another.
I just like yarn, that’s it.
We use it in every JS project. Blazing fast package manager for node.js. Easy to use in Docker containers
Used in Coolfront Mobile and "Charlie" (flat rate search engine) as packaging mechanism.