Why NodeJS in Front Ends?

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  • common-shakeify

    browserify tree shaking plugin using `common-shake`

    Tree shakers, which "shakes" unused or dead codes from your JS files. One of them is common-shakeify

  • 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.

    Module bundlers, which combine all your JS code and its dependencies into one massive file. Examples include webpack and browserify.

  • 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!

  • deno

    A modern runtime for JavaScript and TypeScript.

    There are certainly other alternatives to NodeJS, like bun and deno. These are the same stuff (with additional... stuff), their function is to run JS outside of your browser.

  • bun

    Incredibly fast JavaScript runtime, bundler, transpiler and package manager – all in one.

    There are certainly other alternatives to NodeJS, like bun and deno. These are the same stuff (with additional... stuff), their function is to run JS outside of your browser.

  • browserify

    browser-side require() the node.js way

    Module bundlers, which combine all your JS code and its dependencies into one massive file. Examples include webpack and browserify.

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