At the time of Yarn’s debut, it brought big advancements to npm’s performance and workflow along with the introduction of lock files. A lot of time has passed since then and with the arrival of a native npm lock file, I was under the impression that more recent npm development had rendered the benefits of Yarn obsolete.
The way we often use Gulp can make our projects brittle and add friction that complicates contribution and on-boarding. Thankfully, this is an avoidable problem with a rock-solid solution that requires minimal effort.
Internet Explorer still covers a statistically significant percentage of the current market share (as of the publication of this post) and front-end engineers would do well to recognize its caveats in order to solve problems quickly and deliver a great product to stakeholders.