How to Install Yarn on Windows

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What is Yarn?

Yarn is an alternative npm-client used for working with JavaScript as a package manager that was developed by the Facebook team. It also allows us to share code with other developers around the world and use solutions from other developers. The code itself is distributed via packages, sometimes referred to as modules. The package contains a .package.json file which describes the contents, as well as all the associated distributed code. In comparison with npm, Yarn is considered to be a better alternative and surpasses NPM in the following parameters:

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How to Install PHP Extensions on CentOS 8

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PECL, the PHP Extension Community Library, is a repository of C extensions that are loaded directly into PHP. PHP Extensions expand the functionality of PHP. PECL extensions can be installed via the use of the pecl command. There are also PHP extensions provided by package repositories. The decision of which to utilize typically depends on how PHP was installed.

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How to Add or Remove a PPA in Ubuntu 18.04

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What is a PPA?

A PPA (or Personal Package Archive) is a software repository provided by members of the Ubuntu Linux community. Software contained in a PPA can be downloaded and installed via apt, Ubuntu’s defacto package management system.

Typically, PPA’s will contain new or updated software to existing packages that may not be available from the official Ubuntu package repositories. This allows users to have more granular control over when specific software packages are updated on their systems. It is important to be discerning when utilizing PPA’s and to only add a PPA from a trusted source.

The best reason for adding software via a PPA, is the server will get automatic updates to the installed software when updates are run.

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How to Install Yarn on Ubuntu 18.04

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What is Yarn?

Yarn is a package management tool expressly designed to speed up the installation of packages from the npm registry by running operations in parallel to increase speed, improve reliability, and boost security. Yarn allows us better to automate the installation processes of npm software packages and is also advantageous when upgrading, making configuration changes, or removing npm packages. 

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How to Install Ruby on Rails on CentOS 8

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Today we’re going to install Ruby on Rails using RVM (the Ruby Version Manager) onto a CentOS 8 server. Let’s start by defining a few terms and definitions we will be using during the process.

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How to Use PyPI & PIP

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In this article, we will discuss how to access and utilize the Python Package Index or PyPI via the pip command.

PyPI is the default software repository for Python developers to store created Python programming language software developers and programmers alike use to publicize and share their software.

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How to Install PIP on Ubuntu 18.04

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What is PIP?

In this article, we will discuss how to install PIP on Ubuntu 18.04. PIP is a tool used to install and manage Python packages. This tutorial will show how to install and check the version of PIP as well as run a few basic commands for using PIP on Ubuntu 18.04.

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How to Install Snapcraft on Ubuntu/CentOS

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What is Snapcraft?

Snapcraft is a command-line utility for building snaps. This software allows users to build their own applications or software packages, and then publish them to the Snap store to be shared and utilized by other users! In this tutorial, we will learn how to install Snapcraft on Ubuntu and CentOS.

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How to Install React JS On Windows

Reading Time: 4 minutesReact.js (React) is an open-source JavaScript library useful in building user interfaces. React is a library so our main focus for this article is installing a JavaScript environment and a Package Manager so that we can download and install libraries including React.

When we are done, you will have a React environment you can use to start development on your Liquid Web VPS server.

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Top 4 Lessons Learned Using Ubuntu

Reading Time: 5 minutesWhen choosing a server operating system, there are a number of factors and choices that must be decided. An often talked about and referenced OS, Ubuntu, is a popular choice and offers great functionality with a vibrant and helpful community. However; if you’re unfamiliar with Ubuntu and have not worked with either the server or desktop versions, you may encounter differences in common tasks and functionality from previous operating systems you’ve worked with. I’ve been a system administrator and running my own servers for a number of years, almost all of which were Ubuntu, here are the top four lessons I’ve learned while running Ubuntu on my server.

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