Jack McDade, who designed the laravel.com and laracasts.com sites, shares some tips on how to make composer and npm much faster.

Whenever I run `composer install` or `npm install` I feel like an old man yelling at young punks to get off my lawn. Especially ever since `npm3`. I’ll save you the bitter diatribe and just get to the solution. But first, the problem. Creating, distributing, maintaining, and consuming third-party dependencies was supposed to make us more productive and our lives easier. Instead, I feel like I spend more time waiting than coding. So I dug and dug until I found solutions, as one does, and now I’m sharing them with you.

http://jackmcdade.com/blog/tired-of-waiting