ESM-powered frontend build tool. Instant, lightweight, unbundled development. ✌️ (by snowpackjs)


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Posts where Snowpack has been mentioned. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects - the last one was on 2021-05-10.
  • Using Vite with React | 2021-05-10
    It did not take a lot of time to choose the tool. Currently, there are 3 major bundlers powered by ESM - vite, snowpack, and wmr. From the first glance - all of them look promising and I did not care about their internals as long as I don't need to touch them. | 2021-05-10
    Vite handles monorepos better (snowpack work is still in progress). | 2021-04-03
    It did not take a lot of time to choose the tool. Currently, there are 3 major bundlers powered by ESM - vite, snowpack, and wmr. From the first glance - all of them look promising and I did not care about their internals as long as I don't need to touch them. | 2021-04-03
    Vite handles monorepos better (snowpack work is still in progress).
  • Introducing AEM Vite | 2021-05-04
    An obvious choice would have been snowpack but I'm not familiar enough with it.
  • My thoughts on: Mithril | 2021-04-25
    Gone were the days when we would add a small into our HTML to include a library into our projects. Now we have bundlers and transpilers (like Webpack and Babel), and now we have other frontend build tools like Snowpack
  • Why I moved from Styled Components to (S)CSS modules | 2021-04-15
    Notice that our CSS Module has in the name itself that its a module, *.module.*. Its a Convention over Configuration approach, very prevalent in futuristic bundlers like ESBuild, Vite, Snowpack, etc.
  • Alternative to create-react-app | 2021-04-15
    I made a project starter tool that uses Snowpack and lets you pick your own options for this type of situation because I also didn't like fixed templates.
  • Astro: Meta framework of future web development | 2021-04-13
    I wasn’t hyped that much for a long time. But in my opinion, something big is coming. Folks behind Snowpack and Skypack presented a little sneak peek of what they are currently working on.
  • Comparing the New Generation of Build Tools
    I found an issue discussing some issues using CJS vs ESM. Is that what you are referring to? I think they resolved it as I haven't had any issues.
  • How ES Modules have redefined web development | 2021-04-07
    Snowpack is really what got the ball rolling from my perspective. They promise all the selling points I listed above, plus the absolute fastest live-reloading in the biz. This is mainly because of that code splitting I mentioned earlier. Since they leave all those modules and dynamic imports in-tact, they avoid re-processing the JavaScript that didn't change. So if you just updated a single React component, it'll reprocess those 10 lines of code and blast it onto the page in a flash ⚡️
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    A few weeks ago I needed an URL encoder, and I wasn't quite satisfied with the online tools available, so I decided to build one on my own. The difference between the prior art and my project, is that there's no pasted data sent to the server. Plus it might be more pleasing visually. It is built with Snowpack, TypeScript, and the very best organic, home-grown CSS, supporting dark mode.
  • So I tried Svelte and it was...interesting | 2021-03-19
    The recommended Svelte build tool is called Sapper. It‘s been deprecated in favor of a to be released build tool called Svelte Kit that is months and months delayed as of March 2021. They‘re also moving it to Snowpack for reasons? However even sticking with Sapper, I had a lot of obvious issues, like styling the body tag without triggering a Sapper warning. Build times for any non-trivial app can also get quite long using the webpack version of Sapper, which is something the maintainers acknowledge but can‘t fix until SvelteKit.
  • How to use Snowpack without node modules | 2021-03-17
    Snowpack is a lightning-fast frontend build tool, designed for the modern web. It is an alternative to heavier, more complex bundlers like webpack or parcel in your development workflow. Snowpack leverages JavaScript’s native module system (known as ESM) to avoid unnecessary work and stay fast no matter how big your project grows.
  • Release v0.9.0 · Evanw/Esbuild | 2021-03-09
    How does this compare to ?