vue-loader VS webpack-dev-server

Compare vue-loader vs webpack-dev-server and see what are their differences.


📦 Webpack loader for Vue.js components (by vuejs)


Serves a webpack app. Updates the browser on changes. Documentation (by webpack)
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vue-loader webpack-dev-server
2 8
4,822 7,386
0.2% 0.5%
7.1 9.7
about 1 month ago 8 days ago
TypeScript JavaScript
MIT License MIT License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of vue-loader. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects.
  • Creating Custom Element from SFC that also imports the SFC's styles
    1 project | | 17 Nov 2021
    I am would like to have the added benefits of the encapsulated ShadowDOM on a Custom element, but would also like the versatility of keeping my SFCs as SFCs so that I can use them and any content placed in their slots as I normally would, without having to take the added encapsulation of the Shadow DOM into consideration if possible. Another developer had previously mentioned wanting an easy way to import styles from a SFC into a Custom element in this post, and Evan You replied that it is possible, but I was unable to find an example of it being done.
  • [WP5/Vue] Can I write a rule that matches an issuer's resourceQuery?
    1 project | | 17 Mar 2021
    I am not proud of this solution, but it should only be necessary until a PR is accepted with these changes:


Posts with mentions or reviews of webpack-dev-server. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-05-15.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing vue-loader and webpack-dev-server you can also consider the following projects:

esbuild-loader - ⚡️ Speed up your Webpack build with esbuild

vue3-sfc-loader - Single File Component loader for Vue2 and Vue3. Load .vue files directly from your HTML. No node.js environment, no build step.

nodemon-webpack-plugin - A webpack plugin that uses Nodemon to start and reload the server.

esbuild - An extremely fast JavaScript and CSS bundler and minifier

webpack-cli - Webpack's Command Line Interface

fork-ts-checker-webpack-plugin - Webpack plugin that runs typescript type checker on a separate process.

node-sass - :rainbow: Node.js bindings to libsass

html-webpack-plugin - Simplifies creation of HTML files to serve your webpack bundles


mini-css-extract-plugin - Lightweight CSS extraction plugin

copy-webpack-plugin - Copy files and directories with webpack

react-webpack-5-tailwind-2 - React 17 Boilerplate with Webpack 6, Tailwind 2, using babel, SASS/PostCSS, HMR, dotenv and an optimized production build