Webpack vs. Grunt vs. Brunch

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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.

What is 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.

What is Brunch?

Brunch is an assembler for HTML5 applications. It's agnostic to frameworks, libraries, programming, stylesheet & templating languages and backend technology.

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Why do developers choose Webpack?
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Why do developers choose Grunt?
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Why do developers choose Brunch?
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What are the cons of using Webpack?
No Cons submitted yet for Webpack
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What are the cons of using Grunt?
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What are the cons of using Brunch?
No Cons submitted yet for Brunch
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How much does Webpack cost?
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What companies use Webpack?
2464 companies on StackShare use Webpack
What companies use Grunt?
995 companies on StackShare use Grunt
What companies use Brunch?
19 companies on StackShare use Brunch


What tools integrate with Webpack?
13 tools on StackShare integrate with Webpack
What tools integrate with Grunt?
11 tools on StackShare integrate with Grunt
What tools integrate with Brunch?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Brunch

What are some alternatives to Webpack, Grunt, and Brunch?

  • gulp - The streaming build system
  • Parcel - 📦🚀 A fast, zero configuration web application bundler
  • Webpacker - Use Webpack to manage app-like JavaScript modules in Rails (by Rails)
  • Backpack - Build Node.js backends with Webpack

See all alternatives to Webpack

Latest News

webpack 4: import() and CommonJs
webpack 4: mode and optimization
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