Over the last few months the framework team has been hard at work on a new v3 version of the Ionic CLI. The project’s focus has been on improving the overall developer experience, CLI speed, and architecture to allow us to potentially introduce new plugins and platforms in the future. We want the developer experience of the CLI to be as good as the framework that it supports.
A major motivation for v3 was improving the speed of the CLI experience itself. The first thing you should notice is the install time: the new CLI install is significantly faster. One measure shows install time reducing from 150 seconds for CLI v2 to around 10 seconds for CLI v3! The commands themselves are also more responsive.