Angular CLI vs Webpack: What are the differences?
What is Angular CLI? A command line interface for Angular. A command-line interface tool that you use to initialize, develop, scaffold, and maintain Angular applications. You can use the tool directly in a command shell, or indirectly through an interactive UI such as Angular Console.
Angular CLI and Webpack are both open source tools. Webpack with 49.8K GitHub stars and 6.27K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Angular CLI with 21.9K GitHub stars and 7.02K GitHub forks.
Airbnb, Instagram, and Pinterest are some of the popular companies that use Webpack, whereas Angular CLI is used by Ivolutia, Modularity, and Payfactors. Webpack has a broader approval, being mentioned in 2209 company stacks & 1344 developers stacks; compared to Angular CLI, which is listed in 8 company stacks and 18 developer stacks.
I could define the next points why we have to migrate:
- Decrease build time of our application. (It was the main cause).
jspm installtakes much more time than
- Many config files for SystemJS and JSPM. For Webpack you can use just one main config file, and you can use some separate config files for specific builds using inheritance and merge them.
We mostly use rollup to publish package onto NPM. For most all other use cases, we use the Meteor build tool (probably 99% of the time) for publishing packages. If you're using Node on FHIR you probably won't need to know rollup, unless you are somehow working on helping us publish front end user interface components using FHIR. That being said, we have been migrating away from Atmosphere package manager towards NPM. As we continue to migrate away, we may publish other NPM packages using rollup.
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