Why use Vite when Bun is also a bundler? - Vite vs. Bun

This page summarizes the projects mentioned and recommended in the original post on dev.to

Our great sponsors
  • InfluxDB - Collect and Analyze Billions of Data Points in Real Time
  • Onboard AI - Learn any GitHub repo in 59 seconds
  • SaaSHub - Software Alternatives and Reviews
  • vite

    Next generation frontend tooling. It's fast!

    Vite is a fast local development server, which uses a bundler to create the bundle of JS that the client receives. It currently uses two bundlers, actually.

  • zig

    General-purpose programming language and toolchain for maintaining robust, optimal, and reusable software.

    Bun is not just a Node replacement, but a Zig port of esbuild (initially the same fast algorithm), so includes it's own (currently limited) bundler:

  • InfluxDB

    Collect and Analyze Billions of Data Points in Real Time. Manage all types of time series data in a single, purpose-built database. Run at any scale in any environment in the cloud, on-premises, or at the edge.

  • bun

    Incredibly fast JavaScript runtime, bundler, test runner, and package manager – all in one

    Vite has Hot Module Reloading (HMR), which is important for fast local development. Bun's HMR currently has at least one open issue.

  • esbuild

    An extremely fast bundler for the web

    For production, Vite can use another bundler, esbuild, to speed up transpilation and minification, while it in production also uses the bundler Rollup to create the client side JS bundle, due to Rollup's flexible API. Even though Vite uses ESM in development environment, for speed. In the future Vite may use esbuild entirely for bundling instead of Rollup, due to the speed it would gain.

NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts plus user suggested alternatives. Hence, a higher number means a more popular project.

Suggest a related project

Related posts