JavaScript Build Tools

Open-source JavaScript projects categorized as Build Tools

Top 13 JavaScript Build Tool Projects

  • create-react-app

    Set up a modern web app by running one command.

    Project mention: Mastering React Interview: Top Common Questions and Best Practices | | 2023-05-22

    Create React App: A popular toolchain for creating and configuring new React projects with minimal setup.

  • parcel

    The zero configuration build tool for the web. 📦🚀

    Project mention: Vite vs Rollup vs Webpack vs ESbuild ,difference between frontend tool and a bundler | /r/AskProgramming | 2023-05-31

    I believe so, but I've never done anything extensive with Vite, so I don't know how opinionated it really is. It certainly doesn't seem to be aiming for zero config, like Parcel.

  • Appwrite

    Appwrite - The Open Source Firebase alternative introduces iOS support . Appwrite is an open source backend server that helps you build native iOS applications much faster with realtime APIs for authentication, databases, files storage, cloud functions and much more!

  • gulp

    A toolkit to automate & enhance your workflow

    Project mention: dd | /r/u_vjvpundjke | 2023-05-11

    Gulp - the streaming build system

  • pkg

    Package your Node.js project into an executable

    Project mention: Bun v0.6.0 – Bun's new JavaScript bundler and minifier | | 2023-05-16
  • grunt

    Grunt: The JavaScript Task Runner

    Project mention: JavaScript Module Bundlers and all that Jazz ✨ | | 2023-03-26

    Browserify was great at bundling scripts, but what if we need to transform code - Say compile CoffeeScript to JavaScript, for this, a new group of tools for the web was born, which focussed on running code transforms. These are usually called task runners, and the most popular ones are Grunt and Gulp.

  • web-skills

    A visual overview of useful skills to learn as a web developer

  • FuseBox

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

  • Klotho

    AWS Cloud-aware infrastructure-from-code toolbox [NEW]. Build cloud backends with Infrastructure-from-Code (IfC), a revolutionary technique for generating and updating cloud infrastructure. Try IfC with AWS and Klotho now (Now open-source)

  • Broccoli

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

    Project mention: Silliest names that exist for frameworks, tools, languages, etc? | /r/ProgrammerHumor | 2022-07-15
  • generate-react-cli

    A simple React CLI to generate components instantly and more.

    Project mention: Generate React CLI + OpenAi | /r/reactjs | 2022-12-20

    OpenAI is being incorporated with GRC (generate-react-cli), a tool for generating React components, and will allow for the intelligent generation of components by describing them using the --describe flag.

  • create-index

    Creates ES6 ./index.js file in target directories that imports and exports all sibling files and directories.

    Project mention: Folder Structure of a React Project | | 2022-07-22

    An interesting tool for automating index creation is create-index. I haven't tested yet, but I will give it a try.

  • hollaex-kit

    Exchange Starter Kit to run your own Digital Asset Trading Exchange Platform

    Project mention: A few highlights from the @EthCC week in 💙♡❤️Paris. EthCC 5 hosted some heavyweights like Vitalik, with many #DeFi #Web3 startups and interesting technical discussions around scaling. In summary steady progress for on-chain-based finance! | /r/hollaex | 2022-08-21
  • ygor

    Task toolkit. For when `npm run` isn't enough and everything else is too much.

  • strong-build

    Build node packages into deployable applications

NOTE: The open source projects on this list are ordered by number of github stars. The number of mentions indicates repo mentiontions in the last 12 Months or since we started tracking (Dec 2020). The latest post mention was on 2023-05-31.

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What are some of the best open-source Build Tool projects in JavaScript? This list will help you:

Project Stars
1 create-react-app 99,915
2 parcel 42,388
3 gulp 32,759
4 pkg 23,325
5 grunt 12,185
6 web-skills 6,517
7 FuseBox 4,029
8 Broccoli 3,340
9 generate-react-cli 330
10 create-index 276
11 hollaex-kit 243
12 ygor 68
13 strong-build 47
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