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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 4.4K GitHub stars and 196 GitHub forks. Here鈥檚 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 webfactory.

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.

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鈥攁nd your team鈥攚ith 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.
rollup
It is a module bundler for JavaScript which compiles small pieces of code into something larger and more complex, such as a library or application. It uses the new standardized format for code modules included in the ES6 revision of JavaScript, instead of previous idiosyncratic solutions such as CommonJS and AMD.
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Backpack's Followers
23 developers follow Backpack to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
Enamul haque
Luis Orozco
maiweb
Ricki Runge
John Alton
rejalmar
MohammadAsh15
Ashok Kumar Sand
yonootz321
nkba-build