Parcel 2 Beta 3

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  • parcel

    The zero configuration build tool for the web. 📦🚀

    Could be nice but I'll be avoiding parcel like the plague after being confronted by its complete lack of maintenance of parcel v1 while v2 is in beta, and not the working kind of beta, the broken kind, while the solution to old problems is "use parcel 2" (

  • esbuild

    An extremely fast bundler for the web

    Used parcel for quite some time, but switched some time ago to:

    Wondering how parcel performs against esbuild?

  • 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)

  • swc

    Rust-based platform for the Web

    Great news, but that PR just got merged a few hours ago!

  • sucrase

    Super-fast alternative to Babel for when you can target modern JS runtimes

    Sucrase is what you're looking for. When converting to ES6+, it's actually almost 2x as fast as esbuild on a single thread (though slower in aggregate).

    As they point out, there's a JIT warmup time. Testing against small projects that don't allow this makes JS transpilers look much worse than they actually are in real-world projects.

  • vite

    Next generation frontend tooling. It's fast!

    For a beginner, I wouldn't recommend vite just yet. There are still rough edges (like browser load time being unbearably slow):

    If you're starting out, I'd suggest spending more of your time in a higher level of the stack (like writing application code, learning React/etc), rather than spending time deeper down in the plumbing, especially if you're using cutting-edge pieces in the build pipeline.

  • 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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