🚇 The JavaScript bundler for React Native. (by facebook)

Metro Alternatives

Similar projects and alternatives to metro

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  • React Native Monorepo
    2 projects | | 22 Jan 2022
    React Native doesn't play nicely with most monorepo tools out of the box as Metro doesn't support symlinking.
  • Running React Native everywhere: The Web
    12 projects | | 26 Sep 2021
    Because React Native for Web is a React website, you can use front-end tools to build and run it. For example, you can build it with Webpack or Rollup instead of Metro bundler.
  • Running React Native everywhere: Android & iOS
    3 projects | | 21 Sep 2021
    Before we can run the app, we still need do one more thing: make metro bundler compatible with Yarn workspaces' hoisting.
    3 projects | | 21 Sep 2021
    Metro bundler is the JavaScript bundler currently used by React Native. One of metro's most famous limitations (and issue number #1 in its GitHub repository) is its inability to follow symlinks. Therefore, since all hoisted libraries (basically all libraries not specified in the nohoist list) are installed in mobile/node_modules as symlinks from /node_modules, metro won't be able to detect them. Additionally, because of this issue, metro won't even be able to resolve other workspaces (e.g., @my-app/app) since they're outside of the mobile directory.
  • Running React Native everywhere: Yarn Workspaces monorepo
    6 projects | | 16 Sep 2021
    Second, sharing code with other projects (e.g., backend code, web apps) may get complicated. Out-of-the-box, React Native's metro bundler cannot reference code outside of the project's root directory. You can configure it to do so (and we'll do it as well later on). Still, once you do it, you'll also need to ensure dependencies resolution works correctly (to avoid loading two different versions of the same library, for example); which might not be as easy as it may sound.
    6 projects | | 16 Sep 2021
    While it might appear that we can access all modules from the project’s root node_modules, the reality is that build processes sometimes aren't able to traverse symlinks. This problem is especially prominent in React Native apps, where both the metro bundler and the native code can't follow symlinks.
  • Running React Native everywhere
    9 projects | | 16 Sep 2021
    This is not a "how to create a React Native app" guide. We'll spend most of the time getting our hands dirty by tweaking React Native's metro bundler, customizing Webpack configurations, and learning how monorepos and Yarn workspaces work.
  • Trying to use fetch results in "Require cycle..."
    2 projects | | 29 Jul 2021
    Doing some googling I arrive at this issue: which is closed and locked and points to this issue which is not specific to fetch so it's a dead-end.
  • Rethinking JavaScript Infrastructure
    2 projects | | 20 May 2021
    Immediately after checking out a gigantic monorepo, the time it took to install dependencies, start Metro and build JavaScript bundles was reduced from seven minutes to seven seconds.
  • List of JS Bundlers 🚀
    3 projects | | 12 Jan 2021


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