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Browserify-CDN vs Webpack: What are the differences?

What is Browserify-CDN? Browserify as a service. Browsers don't have the require method defined, but Node.js does. With Browserify you can write code that uses require in the same way that you would use it in Node.

What is Webpack? A bundler for javascript and friends. 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.

Browserify-CDN and Webpack are primarily classified as "Front End Package Manager" and "JS Build Tools / JS Task Runners" tools respectively.

Browserify-CDN 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 Browserify-CDN with 557 GitHub stars and 74 GitHub forks.

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What is Browserify-CDN?

Browsers don't have the require method defined, but Node.js does. With Browserify you can write code that uses require in the same way that you would use it in Node.

What is 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.
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          What are some alternatives to Browserify-CDN and Webpack?
          Browserify
          Browserify lets you require('modules') in the browser by bundling up all of your dependencies.
          npm
          npm is the command-line interface to the npm ecosystem. It is battle-tested, surprisingly flexible, and used by hundreds of thousands of JavaScript developers every day.
          RequireJS
          RequireJS loads plain JavaScript files as well as more defined modules. It is optimized for in-browser use, including in a Web Worker, but it can be used in other JavaScript environments, like Rhino and Node. It implements the Asynchronous Module API. Using a modular script loader like RequireJS will improve the speed and quality of your code.
          Yarn
          Yarn caches every package it downloads so it never needs to again. It also parallelizes operations to maximize resource utilization so install times are faster than ever.
          Bower
          Bower is a package manager for the web. It offers a generic, unopinionated solution to the problem of front-end package management, while exposing the package dependency model via an API that can be consumed by a more opinionated build stack. There are no system wide dependencies, no dependencies are shared between different apps, and the dependency tree is flat.
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          Decisions about Browserify-CDN and Webpack
          JavaScript
          JavaScript
          jQuery
          jQuery
          gulp
          gulp
          Webpack
          Webpack

          I use JavaScript these days and for few years I didn't have to use jQuery at all. I used to use it back in the days when IE8 and similar was a thing. But due to better browser support of native functions for DOM manipulation I could move to vanilla JavaScript. Most of the time, that's all I need to work with modals/accordions and similar. But I'm not saying that jQuery is bad. It was, and still is a great tool. Some of it's features are available in all browsers nowadays so it is not so important as it used to be. But jQuery has still advantage for example in it's selector engine, some DOM selections which are easy in jQuery are a bit more difficult in vanilla JS (you have to create some helper functions or use some 3rd party library to help you with that), but to be honest I needed this on very few occasions. So it really depends on your project (supported browses, plain JS or some bundling - gulp, Webpack, whether you plan to use modules etc.). Hope this helps.

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          Gustavo Muñoz
          Gustavo Muñoz
          Web UI Developer at Globant · | 4 upvotes · 25.6K views
          Webpack
          Webpack
          Grunt
          Grunt
          gulp
          gulp
          Parcel
          Parcel
          #Merge
          #WebPackDevServer

          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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          Avatar of Volkan Özçelik
          Volkan Özçelik uses WebpackWebpack

          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.

          Avatar of Alec Cunningham
          Alec Cunningham uses WebpackWebpack

          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.

          Avatar of Kent Steiner
          Kent Steiner uses WebpackWebpack

          Flexible building and compiling of source for browser consumption, mainly for JS, but experimenting a little with CSS (although I prefer StylusJS for CSS).

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          Andrew Gatenby uses WebpackWebpack

          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.

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          Cameron Drake uses WebpackWebpack

          Webpack compiles files to bundles with source maps. Using Webpack you can use the latest features (ES6) and have it compiled to compliant js.

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