Microbundle VS parcel

Compare Microbundle vs parcel and see what are their differences.


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


The zero configuration build tool for the web. šŸ“¦šŸš€ (by parcel-bundler)
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Microbundle parcel
12 75
6,668 39,786
- 0.7%
6.8 9.6
26 days ago 5 days ago
JavaScript JavaScript
MIT License MIT License
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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 2021-12-13.


Posts with mentions or reviews of parcel. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-01-14.
  • My personal package manager odyssey
    2 projects | dev.to | 14 Jan 2022
    For my project I used parcel bundler version 1.x from the beginning and was quite happy with it. Zero configuration was great and I'm a supporter of smaller projects more innovative projects that do something different than the big players (e.g. trello > jira, pixelmater > photoshop).
  • Parcel CSS: A new CSS parser, compiler, and minifier
    12 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 12 Jan 2022
    Just a stab in the dark, but I was having HMR issues as well and it turned out to be an obscure transitive dependency conflict - details and solutions here on the outside chance it's the same thing affecting your project https://github.com/parcel-bundler/parcel/issues/6685
  • How to get started with Bootstrap and Eleventy
    4 projects | dev.to | 5 Jan 2022
    Parcel is a zero-configuration build tool that will help us to compile the Sass and JavaScript files. I decided to drop Gulp or Webpack because the complexity and the maintenance were a big-time consumer.
  • JavaScript Error: Parcel Won't Stop Rebuilding in Dev Mode
    1 project | dev.to | 3 Jan 2022
    github issue 3481
  • Using TypeScript `paths` and `baseUrl` with Parcel
    2 projects | dev.to | 31 Dec 2021
    You might have heard about the new kid on the block of build tools for web - Parcel. It combines great scalable architecture with amazing zero-configuration developer experience while being lightning fast at the same time. You might have even thought about trying it out and maybe moving one of your TypeScript projects to it.
  • Frameworks for creating a static web-page?
    19 projects | reddit.com/r/webdev | 21 Dec 2021
    I find parcel to be good zero-to-small-config solution.
  • Building a Webpack alternative in F#
    14 projects | dev.to | 16 Dec 2021
    At the time I had been exploring alternatives to Webpack like fuse-box, parcel, and esbuild. Around the same time I was made aware aware that browsers had already implemented [ESM modules], so technically as long as you produced HTML, CSS, and JS you didn't need any kind of pre-processing at all.
  • Building a Clubhouse clone with 100ms Javascript SDK
    4 projects | dev.to | 30 Nov 2021
    Our Clubhouse clone will be built with Parcel, 100ms JavaScript SDK, Tailwind CSS.
  • React 101: The Basics
    12 projects | dev.to | 30 Nov 2021
    I have written a post about setting up a React project using Parcel as a bundler which can give a more detailed walkthrough about getting a React application up and running from scratch. There are multiple ways to do this but some of the more common build tools include Webpack, Parcel, and Snowpack.
  • PR 1 for release 0.3
    2 projects | dev.to | 19 Nov 2021
    For our release 0.3 project we were to make a pull request for a external project outside of our class's repos and one pull request for an internal repo. For my external PR I worked and still am working on a library project that my professor maintains outside of Seneca called Filer. Filer is a drop-in library that works like node's fs module but for browsers. The issue I was working on was making a migration of parcel 1 to parcel 2.

What are some alternatives?

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

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

esbuild - An extremely fast JavaScript and CSS bundler and minifier

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

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.

gulp - A toolkit to automate & enhance your workflow

Rollup - Next-generation ES module bundler

tsdx - Zero-config CLI for TypeScript package development

FuseBox - A blazing fast js bundler/loader with a comprehensive API :fire:

create-react-app - Set up a modern web app by running one command.