Backpack vs Webpack: What are the differences?
Backpack and Webpack belong to "JS Build Tools / JS Task Runners" category of the tech stack.
"Great docs" is the top reason why over 2 developers like Backpack, while over 307 developers mention "Most powerful bundler" as the leading cause for choosing Webpack.
Backpack and Webpack are both open source tools. Webpack with 49.5K GitHub stars and 6.22K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Backpack with 4.12K GitHub stars and 171 GitHub forks.
What is Backpack?
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Webpack is the best bundler. Period.
Yes, it has a(n arguably) messy documentation, and a steep learning curve; but once you get the hang of it, there is nothing you cannot do with it.
Use it and you don’t have to use any other bundler at all.
It has a vivid ecosystem, and great plugin support.
My preferred build tool; allows me to bundle my JSX, JS, CSS files for easy access and I can pass the bundle through my node server for server side rendering.
Flexible building and compiling of source for browser consumption, mainly for JS, but experimenting a little with CSS (although I prefer StylusJS for CSS).
We use this to optimise the delivery of the client-side for our revised Admin System, so it's able to be delivered to browsers as efficiently as possible.