Better ways to Create React App

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  • 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.

    Let's dig a bit deeper and take a look on the insides of both create-react-app (CRA) and vite. Both of them are a set of various tools configured to work together. CRA relies on webpack to bundle your files, while vite uses a bit more modern rollup. However they all are written in JavaScript and hence are capped by the performance of NodeJS script itself.

  • vite

    Next generation frontend tooling. It's fast!

    Vite is a batteries included bundler & development server with presets for multiple frameworks, including React with or without TypeScript.

  • Zigi

    Workflow assistant built for devs & their teams. Automate the mundane part of your day, with live actionable messages for your GitHub & Jira tasks.

  • esbuild

    An extremely fast JavaScript and CSS bundler and minifier

    Enter esbuild: written in Go and advertised to be 10-100 times faster than any other popular bundler.

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