Microbundle VS grunt

Compare Microbundle vs grunt and see what are their differences.


šŸ“¦ Zero-configuration bundler for tiny modules. (by developit)


Grunt: The JavaScript Task Runner (by gruntjs)
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Microbundle grunt
11 3
6,591 12,129
- 0.1%
7.2 4.2
9 days ago about 2 months ago
JavaScript JavaScript
MIT License GNU General Public License v3.0 or later
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Posts with mentions or reviews of Microbundle. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-11-02.


Posts with mentions or reviews of grunt. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-07-17.
  • make sure you don't waste your time like me :(
    1 project | reddit.com/r/ProgrammerHumor | 31 Jul 2021
    Might want to look into tools like grunt which you can set up to watch for changes to your files and automatically compile them.
  • The Frontend Hitchhiker's Guide: 3rd Party Code
    18 projects | dev.to | 17 Jul 2021
    One can say task runners were the precursor to build tools which was explored in the 4th stop in this series. Task runners let you automate tasks like minification, transpilations, deployment and using other CLI tools. The two most popular task runners are grunt and gulp.
  • A relief - updating my Wordpress theme development setup
    1 project | dev.to | 31 Jan 2021
    While searching for a CRA like developing experience for developing Wordpress themes, I tried different task managers, bundlers and tooling setups. All promised to do the job and Iā€™m pretty sure they are able to do it, but I was surprised how difficult it seemed to be for me to enable a simple list of features I aimed for. I tried webpack setups, wpack.io, gulp, grunt and parcel and started out with a basic list of demands:

What are some alternatives?

When comparing Microbundle and grunt you can also consider the following projects:

tsdx - Zero-config CLI for TypeScript package development

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

gulp - A toolkit to automate & enhance your workflow

parcel - The zero configuration build tool for the web. šŸ“¦šŸš€


Snowpack - ESM-powered frontend build tool. Instant, lightweight, unbundled development. āœŒļø

pkg - Package your Node.js project into an executable

Broccoli - Browser compilation library ā€“ an asset pipeline for applications that run in the browser