esbuild – An extremely fast JavaScript bundler and minifier

Interesting work by Evan Wallace, a JS bundler/minifier written in Go. Since it compiles down to native code, it’s fast: My main benchmark approximates a large codebase by duplicating the three.js library 10 times and building a single bundle from scratch, without any caches. For this benchmark, esbuild is 10-100x faster than the other JavaScript […]

pika/web – A Future Without Webpack

Interesting take on bundlers: Over the last several years, JavaScript bundling has morphed from a production-only optimization into a required build step for most web applications. Whether you love this or hate it, it’s hard to deny that bundlers have added a ton of new complexity to web development – a field of development that […]

Parcel: A blazing fast, zero configuration web application bundler

Earlier this week Parcel got dropped and it received quite some attention, because it tackles two important things when compared to other bundlers such as Webpack: The first reason I was motivated to build a new bundler was performance. I’ve worked on some pretty large apps with thousands of modules, and was always disappointed with […]