parcel VS FuseBox

Compare parcel vs FuseBox and see what are their differences.

parcel

The zero configuration build tool for the web. 📦🚀 (by parcel-bundler)

FuseBox

A blazing fast js bundler/loader with a comprehensive API :fire: (by fuse-box)
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parcel FuseBox
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42,993 4,029
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9.3 3.9
4 days ago about 1 year ago
JavaScript JavaScript
MIT License MIT License
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parcel

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 2024-02-25.
  • Build a Vite 5 backend integration with Flask
    11 projects | dev.to | 25 Feb 2024
    Once you build a simple Vite backend integration, try not to complicate Vite's configuration unless you absolutely must. Vite has become one of the most popular bundlers in the frontend space, but it wasn't the first and it certainly won't be the last. In my 7 years of building for the web, I've used Grunt, Gulp, Webpack, esbuild, and Parcel. Snowpack and Rome came-and-went before I ever had a chance to try them. Bun is vying for the spot of The New Hotness in bundling, Rome has been forked into Biome, and Vercel is building a Rust-based Webpack alternative.
  • What is JSDoc and why you may not need typescript for your next project?
    8 projects | dev.to | 22 Jan 2024
    Parcel
  • Building Node.js applications without dependencies
    6 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 13 Dec 2023
    I’ve tried something similar on the frontend side: I decided to build a UI for Ollama.ai using only HTML, CSS, and JS (Single-Page Application). The goal is to learn something new and have zero runtime dependencies on other projects and NPM modules. Only Node and Parcel.js (https://parceljs.org/) are needed during development for serving files, bundling, etc. The only runtime dependency is a modern browser.

    Here's what I have found so far:

    - JavaScript (vanilla) is a viable alternative to React.js

  • 11 Ways to Optimize Your Website
    12 projects | dev.to | 12 Nov 2023
    Besides Webpack, there are many other popular web bundlers available, such as Parcel, Esbuild, Rollup, and more. They all have their own unique features and strengths, and you should make your decision based on the needs and requirements of your specific project. Please refer to their official websites for details.
  • Bun vs Node.js: Everything you need to know
    7 projects | dev.to | 21 Sep 2023
    In the Node.js ecosystem, bundling is typically handled by third-party tools rather than Node.js itself. Some of the most popular bundlers in the Node.js world include Webpack, Rollup, and Parcel, offering features like code splitting, tree shaking, and hot module replacement.
  • JavaScript Gom Jabbar
    12 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 2 Jul 2023
    There are projects attempting to do more things. I've really enjoyed Parcel (https://parceljs.org). But it won't handle things like linting or unit testing, which you may or may not want. Vite is also pretty popular (https://vitejs.dev/), and it has a test runner.

    Thing is, most of the problems described in the post aren't related to low-JS front-end libraries like HTMX or alpine. You can write React without a linter, bundler, build tool, unit testing, or linting. But with any of these projects at scale, you start wanting more:

    - If you want to write unit tests in JS, you need to choose a test runner (probably Jest or Vitest -- until the built-in node testing module becomes more common).

    - If you want linting, you need a linter (probably Eslint). If you want type safety, you need a type checker (probably Typescript).

    - If you want to create smaller JS files to ship to production and to automatically handle assets, you need a bundler.

    - If you want to use new language features while supporting old browsers, you need polyfills.

    - If you want to use all these things together, you need something to bring it together (like Webpack).

    So it really depends what you need! You may not need any. But as you can imagine, in many professional projects with multiple developers it's very nice to have unit tests, linting, and type checking :) (And you start caring about end-user performance a lot more, in which case optimizing the shipped bundle is important.)

    Take all that, and then compare to a language like Rust, which has most of the "ecosystem stuff" built-in. In Rust, you get the test runner, the linter, dependency manager, type checker, and documentation tool all included. Easy! Thankfully, Rust doesn't have to care about whether users support modern language features (because it compiles down to lower code ahead of time), or whether the binary shipped to the client is optimally organized for downloading immediately over the internet.

    It's a problem in JS because A) you have to care about more problems than many other languages since JS needs to load instantly over the wire in a web browser, and B) there is a huge amount of choice and not a lot of standardization in web tools. (And what standardization there is (Node, npm), there are still competitors trying to even further reduce the pain points.)

    I think that in ten more years, we'll be in a better place, because there is push back (like this post!) against these problems, which will encourage more tools trying to solve the explosion of tools. Which seems counterintuitive, but these tools were created to solve very real problems. So I see it as a pendulum which has swung too far, but will likely swing back to a more balanced place. And you see that with tools like Vite gaining popularity.

  • How To Secure Your JavaScript Applications
    11 projects | dev.to | 14 Jun 2023
    Bundling: Webpack, Parcel, Rollup
  • 5 Different Tools to Bundle Node.js Apps
    8 projects | dev.to | 13 Jun 2023
    Parcel is another popular bundler you can use to bundle Node.js applications. Unlike Webpack, you do not need to write additional configurations with Parcel since it is a zero-configuration bundler. It is capable of automatically detecting and bundling project dependencies.
  • [AskJS] Seeking a Shortcut or Program to Toggle 'Active State' Between Two Monitors on a Mac Mini
    3 projects | /r/javascript | 23 May 2023
    Parcel
  • It looks like create-react-app is dead. What should I use instead?
    2 projects | /r/reactjs | 24 Apr 2023
    I love https://parceljs.org/.

FuseBox

Posts with mentions or reviews of FuseBox. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-12-16.
  • 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.
  • AMP CMS: Dashboard
    2 projects | dev.to | 17 Feb 2021
    For this project, I've decided to give fuse-box a try and loved it. It's a very fast web bundler based on TypeScript. The only drawback was to install node-sass instead of the dart sass version I already have. Oh, well, it's just one useless module.

What are some alternatives?

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

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

esbuild - An extremely fast bundler for the web

gulp - A toolkit to automate & enhance your workflow

Next.js - The React Framework

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

Snowpack - ESM-powered frontend build tool. Instant, lightweight, unbundled development. ✌️ [Moved to: https://github.com/FredKSchott/snowpack]

tsdx - Zero-config CLI for TypeScript package development

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

Brunch - :fork_and_knife: Web applications made easy. Since 2011.