How are big Javascript programs organized?

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  • React

    A declarative, efficient, and flexible JavaScript library for building user interfaces.

    Just as an example off the top of my head, you could explore the react github repo. Third party dependencies are specified in the top level package.json file. The project is a monorepo containing multiple independent packages in the packages/ directory. Each package directory has its own package.json file and a src/ directory containing many modules that export one or more functions, classes, objects, etc.

  • 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.

    Bundlers like webpack or rollup allow you to import additional file types such as static assets, CSS, GraphQL files, and they use customized loaders to bundle your application into the final static assets that can be run in additional environments such as web browsers.

  • 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!

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