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  • React 101: The Basics
    12 projects | | 30 Nov 2021
    I have written a post about setting up a React project using Parcel as a bundler which can give a more detailed walkthrough about getting a React application up and running from scratch. There are multiple ways to do this but some of the more common build tools include Webpack, Parcel, and Snowpack.
  • SolidJS on Snowpack – Quick Dev Guide
    2 projects | | 17 Nov 2021
    For more information about this issue, check these issue tickets: Issue 2998, Issue 3219, Issue 3243
  • Etsy’s Journey to TypeScript
    6 projects | | 16 Nov 2021
    The number of transforms that Babel is doing with an "evergreen" config ("last 2 browser versions") at this point is effectively miniscule. It's a massive toolchain for what increasing turns out to be a minimal amount of actual work. "Last 2 Browser Versions" is effectively everything through ES2019 at this point which covers almost all of the "modern JS syntax". If you aren't using custom transforms you might not be transforming anything that matters in Babel in 2021. I've seen a bunch of projects with huge Babel pipelines where the only actual transform was Typescript's type removal and at that point, if your codebase is entirely Typescript, Typescript has all the downlevel transforms you need "baked in" (and arguably a little bit cleaner and simpler to Babel's kitchen sink but also still somehow millions of plugins approach) and it's just setting Typescript's compile option to the ES level you are most comfortable with. (In 2021 that may even be as high as { "target": "es2019" } or higher in your tsconfig.json and even there Typescript's not going to even need to downlevel much.) Typescript can also transform TSX/JSX to JS without the need of Babel, if you are using React.

    Even ES2015 modules which some people still think is the big reason to keep Babel around: a) has full Browser support if you use type="module", but most people still want to pack their JS because just about no one is assuming HTTP/2 or HTTP/3 yet, and b) Babel has never done module format transforms, that's always been the domain of your packer (webpack, parcel, rollup, snowpack, what have you).

    If you are updating your project stack in 2021 right now my personal top recommendation is that I really like the approach of snowpack ( ES2105 modules with dev experience (which is great), great Typescript support, and a simpler overall config experience than most other options right now. (It uses esbuild under the hood rather than babel for dev and basic transforms/bundling. It can optionally piggy back webpack and parcel for Production bundling that needs more "power".) Especially that <script type='module"> dev experience feels great now (with Hot Module Reloading too) versus waiting for a full bundle even for dev builds.

  • Build your own component library with Svelte
    10 projects | | 9 Nov 2021
    SvelteKit uses Vite under the hood, which is quite surprising, as Sapper and most tools are developed using Snowpack. Vite 2 is framework-agnostic and designed with SSR at its core.
  • Angular Is Rotten to the Core
    9 projects | | 4 Nov 2021
    I've had some success with npm, snowpack, mocha, typescript as that sort of stack for more "vanilla" efforts that feel rather more "modern". I think mocha is easier and cleaner than jest. I like keeping all of my transpilation to just Typescript without needing a massive Babel install/pipeline. snowpack ( right now I think is in a sweet spot of a better "ES Module native" developer experience than webpack and has better defaults when left unconfigured. (So much so that while there are snowpack templates/generators provided by the project I mostly don't use them other than for reference.)
  • Typesense and React, Typesense an open-source alternative to Algolia and Elasticsearch
    7 projects | | 26 Oct 2021
    ✨ Bootstrapped with Create Snowpack App (CSA).
    7 projects | | 26 Oct 2021
    For the best production performance: Add a build bundler plugin like @snowpack/plugin-webpack or snowpack-plugin-rollup-bundle to your snowpack.config.mjs config file.
  • Rakkas: Next.js alternative powered by Vite
    13 projects | | 14 Oct 2021
    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
    16 projects | | 13 Oct 2021
    I like Snowpack ( because it doesn't actually do any bundling, it just makes sure that the files are in the right place to be loaded (it does compile Typescript files). Because the only thing I actually care about during development is that all the inter-package dependencies are resolved. I don't actually need a fat heap of JS that needs to be rebuilt every time I change something.
  • How to add fancy to your Amplify Project
    6 projects | | 11 Oct 2021
    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
    5 projects | | 6 Oct 2021
    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.
  • How would you create a new react app in 2021 without Webpack and Babel?
    1 project | | 5 Oct 2021
    If all you're targeting is the modern web, is pretty great
  • Build process 2015 vs 2021
    3 projects | | 1 Oct 2021
  • Creating Web Components with Fable.Lit
    4 projects | | 4 Sep 2021
    I'm not a webpack expert so I'll leave it out of the picture for now, the repository uses vite which is a dev tool for javascript modules (ESModules) unbundled development and for build and distribution uses rollup from the vue team, snowpack does does a similar job.
  • React+Typescript App with ESBuild
    3 projects | | 2 Sep 2021
    You might have also noticed that ESBuild is also much more lower level when compared to something like webpack. If you want the same level of developer ergonomics as webpack, like webpack dev-server, you might have to combine ESBuild with something like Vite or Snowpack. In fact, these tools actually use ESBuild under the hood!


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