Webpacker vs. Backpack

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What is Webpacker?

Webpacker makes it easy to use the JavaScript preprocessor and bundler Webpack to manage application-like JavaScript in Rails. It coexists with the asset pipeline, as the purpose is only to use Webpack for app-like JavaScript, not images, css, or even JavaScript Sprinkles (that all continues to live in app/assets).

What is Backpack?

Backpack is minimalistic build system for Node.js. Inspired by Facebook's create-react-app, Zeit's Next.js, and Remy's Nodemon, Backpack lets you create modern Node.js apps and services with zero configuration. Backpack handles all the file-watching, live-reloading, transpiling, and bundling, so you don't have to.

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What are the cons of using Webpacker?
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What companies use Webpacker?
9 companies on StackShare use Webpacker
What companies use Backpack?
5 companies on StackShare use Backpack
What tools integrate with Webpacker?
3 tools on StackShare integrate with Webpacker
What tools integrate with Backpack?
4 tools on StackShare integrate with Backpack

What are some alternatives to Webpacker and Backpack?

  • Webpack - A bundler for javascript and friends
  • gulp - The streaming build system
  • Grunt - The JavaScript Task Runner
  • Brunch - Ultra-fast HTML5 build tool

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