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What is Parcel?

Parcel is a web application bundler, differentiated by its developer experience. It offers blazing fast performance utilizing multicore processing, and requires zero configuration.
Parcel is a tool in the JS Build Tools / JS Task Runners category of a tech stack.
Parcel is an open source tool with 32.4K GitHub stars and 1.5K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Parcel's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Parcel?

Companies
14 companies reportedly use Parcel in their tech stacks, including Ratio, tigerbrokers, and Driffle.

Developers
48 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Parcel.

Parcel Integrations

Why developers like Parcel?

Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use Parcel
Parcel Reviews

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Parcel in their tech stack.

Gustavo Muñoz
Gustavo Muñoz
Web UI Developer at Globant · | 4 upvotes · 2.7K views
Parcel
gulp
Grunt
Webpack
#WebPackDevServer
#Merge

Using Webpack is one of the best decision ever. I have used to Grunt and gulp previously, but the experience is not the same, and despite I know there are other bundlers like Parcel, Webpack gives me the perfect balance between automatization and configuration. The ecosystem of tools and loaders is amazing, and with WebPack #merge, you can modularize your build and define standard pieces to assemble different build configurations. I don't like processes where you cannot see their guts, and you have to trust in magic a little bit too much for my taste. But also I don't want to reinvent the wheel and lose too much time configuring my build processes. And of course, I love #WebPackDevServer and hot reloading.

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Parcel's Features

  • Blazing fast bundle times
  • Bundle all your assets
  • Automatic transforms
  • Zero config code splitting
  • Hot module replacement
  • Friendly error logging

Parcel Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Parcel?
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.
Brunch
Brunch is an assembler for HTML5 applications. It's agnostic to frameworks, libraries, programming, stylesheet & templating languages and backend technology.
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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Parcel's Stats

Parcel's Followers
54 developers follow Parcel to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
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