Great speaking with Isaac Schlueter, CEO and Founder of npm, Inc. about the public availability of npm@5, a free update to the npm developer tool featuring significant speed, security, and reliability improvements. As the number of packages in the code is increasing, so is the ability to get those packages in a timely manner.
With npm@5, common package management tasks such as package installation and version updates are now approximately five times faster than in prior versions. The update benefits nearly eight million npm users worldwide, as well as customers of npm’s Orgs collaboration tool and npm Enterprise self-hosted product. Benchmarks show that when all npm users download and use the npm@5 update, it will save more than 70 years of developer time every day.