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What is Esbuild?

It is an extremely fast JavaScript and CSS bundler and minifier. Current build tools for the web are 10-100x slower than they could be. The main goal of this project is to bring about a new era of build tool performance, and create an easy-to-use modern bundler along the way.
Esbuild is a tool in the JS Build Tools / JS Task Runners category of a tech stack.
Esbuild is an open source tool with 34.9K GitHub stars and 988 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Esbuild's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Esbuild?

15 companies reportedly use Esbuild in their tech stacks, including truedoc-client, Bouyguestelecom.fr, and andcards.

24 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Esbuild.

Esbuild Integrations

Esbuild's Features

  • Extreme speed without needing a cache
  • ES6 and CommonJS modules
  • Tree shaking of ES6 modules
  • An API for JavaScript and Go
  • TypeScript and JSX syntax
  • Source maps
  • Minification
  • Plugins

Esbuild Alternatives & Comparisons

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