Speed up Node application build time with ESBuild

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  • tsx

    ⚡️ TypeScript Execute (tsx): Node.js enhanced with esbuild to run TypeScript & ESM

    I am a big fan SWC and ESBuild, both look like promising tools. But when i find TSX library (not to be confused with React TSX) my choice for the next application was made. What is it? TSX is designed to be a drop-in replacement for node, so you can use it just the way you would use Node, and it is so easy to setup, or make migration from Babel to ESBuild.

  • TypeScript

    TypeScript is a superset of JavaScript that compiles to clean JavaScript output.

    Official TypeScript compiler - this transpiler is written entierly in JavaScript, and because of that as the codebase grows, the time to build the application will take longer and longer.

  • 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!

  • swc

    Rust-based platform for the Web

    I am a big fan SWC and ESBuild, both look like promising tools. But when i find TSX library (not to be confused with React TSX) my choice for the next application was made. What is it? TSX is designed to be a drop-in replacement for node, so you can use it just the way you would use Node, and it is so easy to setup, or make migration from Babel to ESBuild.

  • ESLint

    Find and fix problems in your JavaScript code.

    It is important to note, ESBuild/TSX does not support type checking. It's recommended to run TypeScript separately as a command tsc --noEmit. And same for other tasks recommended to use different CLI scripts in your CI/CD pipeline: linting via ESLint, type checking as shown above, and etc.

  • esbuild

    An extremely fast bundler for the web

    I am a big fan SWC and ESBuild, both look like promising tools. But when i find TSX library (not to be confused with React TSX) my choice for the next application was made. What is it? TSX is designed to be a drop-in replacement for node, so you can use it just the way you would use Node, and it is so easy to setup, or make migration from Babel to ESBuild.

  • babel-sublime

    Syntax definitions for ES6 JavaScript with React JSX extensions.

    I am a big fan SWC and ESBuild, both look like promising tools. But when i find TSX library (not to be confused with React TSX) my choice for the next application was made. What is it? TSX is designed to be a drop-in replacement for node, so you can use it just the way you would use Node, and it is so easy to setup, or make migration from Babel to ESBuild.

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