Parcel Alternatives

Similar projects and alternatives to parcel

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Posts with mentions or reviews of parcel. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-10-17.
  • Bundle a React library with Parcel | 2021-10-17
    Checkout the Parcel website (Its pretty cool!) - Parcel
  • Parcel.js v2 Bundler, is an excellent web development build tool. | 2021-10-16
    I went on the Parcel website and read the get started guide for web apps which took 1 minute. Then in my project, I deleted my node_modules folder and every dev dependencies I had related to Webpack in my package.json file. Then I installed Parcel as stated in the guide, setup the scripts in package.json. Executed npm start a few times to see console error messages which were super easy to understand.
  • Rakkas: Next.js alternative powered by Vite | 2021-10-14
    If you're not familiar with Vite, it's an instance of a new class of tools, sometimes called non-bundlers, that leverage modern browsers' native EcmaScript modules support to do away with the bundling during development. This results in instant server start and much faster updates than traditional bundlers like Webpack, Rollup, or Parcel. These new tools (another example is Snowpack) improve developer experience so much that, once you try, you will never want to go back to your old tooling.
  • esbuild – An extremely fast JavaScript bundler | 2021-10-13
    I think Parcel[0] is what you want for that use-case.[1]



  • Parcel v2 releases from beta, includes new Rust compiler for huge performance gains | 2021-10-13
    It uses swc as a library:
  • Parcel v2 | 2021-10-13
    It’s worth noting that Parcel v2 still needs work to support some basic use cases. For instance, it does not correctly build a Sass file that pulls in Bootstrap imports from NPM:

    We tried switching to Parcel v2 but we had to downgrade back to v1.

  • Parcel 2 | 2021-10-13
  • How to add fancy to your Amplify Project | 2021-10-11
    There are some bundlers out there and I am pretty sure you all have heard of Webpack. Others like Snowpack or Parcel are also pretty popular. But I really like esbuild which we will also use next.
  • The Ultimate Guide to Getting Started with the Rollup.js JavaScript Bundler | 2021-10-06
    Rollup.js has some competition with build tools such as webpack, Snowpack, and Parcel. As well as JavaScript module bundling, these can handle other aspects of your site such as HTML templates, CSS preprocessing, and image optimization. The downside is they can be more difficult to configure if you have custom requirements.
  • "Uncaught SyntaxError: Cannot use import statement outside a module" when setting up Sentry
    Bundlers are a really important part of modern JS development and this is a good opportunity to try out using one for the first time. I'd recommend taking a look at Parcel, which is very simple to get started with.
  • Build process 2015 vs 2021
    Pretty good article. Though, I'm personally not a fan of webpack, because I find the config file to be too complex to deal with. I greatly prefer rollup.js instead, configured with a JS script. Or you could check out Parcel.js, which I use for smaller, simpler projects as you don't really need any configuration to get going.
  • I completely ignored the front end development scene for 6 months. It was fine | 2021-09-03
    Last year, I built a little widget thing in plain JS with Parcel[1]. It took away 100% of the tooling I used to spend a couple hours nailing down just to get started. When I need small JS projects that don't need a framework, etc, I'm likely to use Parcel in the future.


  • Created CLI Tool that Creates/Remove GitHub Labels | 2021-08-31
    Export as a javascript module, making your work fully tree-shakable for consumers capable of using es6 imports (like Rollup, Webpack, or Parcel)
  • Can someone please decipher all this for me?
    # parcel-bundler cache ( .cache
  • PARCELJS Open Discussion | 2021-08-25


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