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Discussion: Include a jsDelivr provider #344
Hi @justcla - Martin from jsDelivr here.
I think the most important benefits are:
Related to my last point - we are interesting in providing the best developer experience for devs using VS and jsDelivr and will be happy to help with future maintenance/improvements. @Drgy already mentioned some of those in his PR and I'm sure we'll have other ideas too.
Unpkg also is, quoting from its website, "a free, best-effort service and cannot provide any uptime or support guarantees". We are focused on usage in production systems and try to take things a bit more seriously.
Our main goal was to provide additional features to users of this extension. jsDelivr covers everything provided by unpkg but you could still choose to keep both and let people decide which they use.
Should it be included, absolutely. Why? Because, any option other than UnPkg is a better option. I spent two hours last night trying to install one package and it still isn't installed. I'm back at it this morning trying it again and watching it fail over and over again. The twenty-five second timeout on UnPkg is dreadful.
It would also be nice to be able to have a provider that can pull from our private MyGet NPM/Bower feeds. Another idea would be to have a provider for content only NuGet packages, for example DevExtreme.Web.
And you haven't even seen some of the more funny issues yet
We are currently considering adding support for private npm/GitHub packages to jsDelivr.