Brunch VS snowpack

Compare Brunch vs snowpack and see what are their differences.


:fork_and_knife: Web applications made easy. Since 2011. (by brunch)


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Brunch snowpack
2 2
6,821 19,801
0.1% -
0.3 7.9
about 2 months ago 15 days ago
JavaScript JavaScript
MIT License MIT License
The number of mentions indicates the total number of mentions that we've tracked plus the number of user suggested alternatives.
Stars - the number of stars that a project has on GitHub. Growth - month over month growth in stars.
Activity is a relative number indicating how actively a project is being developed. Recent commits have higher weight than older ones.
For example, an activity of 9.0 indicates that a project is amongst the top 10% of the most actively developed projects that we are tracking.


Posts with mentions or reviews of Brunch. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-03-20.
  • 🕵️Something new every now and then: Trying Brunch🍴
    4 projects | | 20 Mar 2021
    Alright! So, I head over to the Github repository to see if that thing is still active. Last commit on Feb 18th 2021. Sounds maintained. Issue count? 143 at the time I'm writing this. Perhaps I'll run into some of those, but hey: Don't say no until you've tried it, right?
    4 projects | | 20 Mar 2021
    So, the website looks promising:


Posts with mentions or reviews of snowpack. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-04-24.
  • Is Astro ready for your blog?
    20 projects | | 24 Apr 2022
    Astro began life with Snowpack as its asset pipeline, which makes perfect sense given that the two projects came originally from the same development team. However, the developers soon reached the decision that Astro would be a better product if it used the impressive Vite package, instead. While the resulting switchover was a breaking change with a capital BC when it occurred, the capabilities it unlocked have proven the exceptional wisdom of this choice.
  • Snowpack retires, creator recommends Vite instead
    1 project | | 21 Apr 2022

What are some alternatives?

When comparing Brunch and snowpack you can also consider the following projects:

webpack - A bundler for javascript and friends. Packs many modules into a few bundled assets. Code Splitting allows for loading parts of the application on demand. Through "loaders", modules can be CommonJs, AMD, ES6 modules, CSS, Images, JSON, Coffeescript, LESS, ... and your custom stuff.

Rollup - Next-generation ES module bundler

parcel - The zero configuration build tool for the web. 📦🚀

vite - Next generation frontend tooling. It's fast!

InversifyJS - A powerful and lightweight inversion of control container for JavaScript & Node.js apps powered by TypeScript.

Snowpack - ESM-powered frontend build tool. Instant, lightweight, unbundled development. ✌️ [Moved to:]

Hexo - A fast, simple & powerful blog framework, powered by Node.js.

Broccoli - Browser compilation library – an asset pipeline for applications that run in the browser

browserify - browser-side require() the node.js way

gulp - A toolkit to automate & enhance your workflow

Harp - Static Site Server/Generator with built-in preprocessing

Metalsmith - An extremely simple, pluggable static site generator.