What is Backpack?
Backpack is minimalistic build system for Node.js. Inspired by Facebook's create-react-app, Zeit's Next.js, and Remy's Nodemon, Backpack lets you create modern Node.js apps and services with zero configuration. Backpack handles all the file-watching, live-reloading, transpiling, and bundling, so you don't have to.
Backpack is a tool in the JS Build Tools / JS Task Runners category of a tech stack.
Backpack is an open source tool with 4.3K GitHub stars and 190 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Backpack's open source repository on GitHub
Who uses Backpack?
5 companies reportedly use Backpack in their tech stacks, including NKBA, STYZ, and B2Beer.
4 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Backpack.
Why developers like Backpack?
Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use Backpack
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