2016 Algolia community gift: Yarn package search
instant-search like experience.
Yarn package search is available right now at https://yarnpkg.com/search .This post describes the gift, talks about npm and yarn and propose enhancements, happy
reading. If you have any question, ask it right here by replying.
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This is an instant-search experience enhanced with metadata like number of downloads, license type, version, owner and last activity.
an alternative to npm .
At Algolia we are relying on it to manage our dependencies , we are moving every project using npm to yarn.
Publishing packages has never been so easy . As of January 2017 450K+ packages are available in the npm registry.
Developers looking for packages are often finding themselves frustrated by the sheer number of options available. To help them (and us) in finding and deciding which package to use, we wanted to provide an alternative search to the npm search .
We wanted this search to be: fast, relevant and enriched with meaningful metadata inside the search results.
We got something running in one week. Built with Algolia'sinstantsearch.js for the front-end and algolia/npm-search for the npm registry to Algolia replication.
In December 22nd 2016, we submitted a pull request to yarn/website . After one week of review with the yarn team, the pull request was merged and the packages search made public on https://yarnpkg.com/search .
This gift would not have been possible without you , the community. We would also like to thanks:
- the yarn team
- the people at netlify that made the live preview available for all
- our supporters that helped spread the release-
you again, for reading this
As part of making the search experience with yarn even better, we plan to:
- provide a package result page with even more metadata to help you dig into results and details
- provide a yarn search command line tool
2015 community gift
In 2015 we offered Awesome Autocomplete for GitHub , a browser extension to add instant search capabilities to GitHub search box.
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