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What is Brunch?

Brunch is an assembler for HTML5 applications. It's agnostic to frameworks, libraries, programming, stylesheet & templating languages and backend technology.
Brunch is a tool in the JS Build Tools / JS Task Runners category of a tech stack.
Brunch is an open source tool with 6.8K GitHub stars and 471 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Brunch's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Brunch?

20 companies reportedly use Brunch in their tech stacks, including Uber, PhishX, and CodeCombat.

75 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Brunch.

Brunch Integrations

Pros of Brunch
Easy and awesome
Ultra Fast
Light Configuration
Built-in dev server with live reload
Simple to use
Has many pre-configurable framework "skeletons"

Brunch's Features

  • compiles your scripts, templates, styleslints them
  • wraps the scripts and templates in common.js / AMD modules.concatenates scripts and styles
  • generates source maps for concatenated filescopies assets and static files
  • shrinks the output by minifying code and optimizing imageswatches your files for changes
  • notifies you about errors via console and system notifications

Brunch Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Brunch?
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.
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.
Parcel is a web application bundler, differentiated by its developer experience. It offers blazing fast performance utilizing multicore processing, and requires zero configuration.
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.
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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Brunch's Followers
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