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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?

Companies
5 companies reportedly use Backpack in their tech stacks, including NKBA, STYZ, and B2Beer.

Developers
4 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Backpack.

Backpack Integrations

JavaScript, Node.js, ES6, Webpack, and StealJS are some of the popular tools that integrate with Backpack. Here's a list of all 5 tools that integrate with Backpack.

Why developers like Backpack?

Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use Backpack
Top Reasons

Backpack Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Backpack?
Webpack
A bundler for javascript and friends. Packs many modules into a few bundled assets. Code Splitting allows to load parts for the application on demand. Through "loaders" modules can be CommonJs, AMD, ES6 modules, CSS, Images, JSON, Coffeescript, LESS, ... and your custom stuff.
gulp
Build system automating tasks: minification and copying of all JavaScript files, static images. More capable of watching files to automatically rerun the task when a file changes.
Grunt
The less work you have to do when performing repetitive tasks like minification, compilation, unit testing, linting, etc, the easier your job becomes. After you've configured it, a task runner can do most of that mundane work for you—and your team—with basically zero effort.
Parcel
Parcel is a web application bundler, differentiated by its developer experience. It offers blazing fast performance utilizing multicore processing, and requires zero configuration.
Brunch
Brunch is an assembler for HTML5 applications. It's agnostic to frameworks, libraries, programming, stylesheet & templating languages and backend technology.
See all alternatives

Backpack's Followers
18 developers follow Backpack to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
rejalmar
James Ferrera
Tobias Lins
Zhenyu Lin
Zachary Alexander
Antonio Trento
Sumeet Adur
nkba-build
Jared Palmer
Behnam Mohammadi