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Brunch vs Parcel: What are the differences?

Brunch: Ultra-fast HTML5 build tool. Brunch is an assembler for HTML5 applications. It's agnostic to frameworks, libraries, programming, stylesheet & templating languages and backend technology; Parcel: 📦🚀 A fast, zero configuration web application bundler. Parcel is a web application bundler, differentiated by its developer experience. It offers blazing fast performance utilizing multicore processing, and requires zero configuration.

Brunch and Parcel belong to "JS Build Tools / JS Task Runners" category of the tech stack.

Some of the features offered by Brunch are:

  • compiles your scripts, templates, styleslints them
  • wraps the scripts and templates in common.js / AMD modules.concatenates scripts and styles
  • generates source maps for concatenated filescopies assets and static files

On the other hand, Parcel provides the following key features:

  • Blazing fast bundle times
  • Bundle all your assets
  • Automatic transforms

Brunch and Parcel are both open source tools. Parcel with 32.3K GitHub stars and 1.47K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Brunch with 6.58K GitHub stars and 461 GitHub forks.

Uber Technologies, CodeCombat, and Blossom are some of the popular companies that use Brunch, whereas Parcel is used by Ratio, tigerbrokers, and Driffle. Brunch has a broader approval, being mentioned in 14 company stacks & 9 developers stacks; compared to Parcel, which is listed in 10 company stacks and 9 developer stacks.

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Pros of Brunch
Pros of Parcel
  • 13
    Easy and awesome
  • 9
    Ultra Fast
  • 9
    Light Configuration
  • 4
    Built-in dev server with live reload
  • 3
    Simple to use
  • 2
    Has many pre-configurable framework "skeletons"
  • 10
    Zero configuration
  • 7
    Built-in dev server with livereload

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Cons of Brunch
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    • 3
      Lack of documentation

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    What is Brunch?

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

    What is Parcel?

    Parcel is a web application bundler, differentiated by its developer experience. It offers blazing fast performance utilizing multicore processing, and requires zero configuration.

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    What are some alternatives to Brunch and Parcel?
    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.
    gulp
    Build system automating tasks: minification and copying of all JavaScript files, static images. More capable of watching files to automatically rerun the task when a file changes.
    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.
    rollup
    It is a module bundler for JavaScript which compiles small pieces of code into something larger and more complex, such as a library or application. It uses the new standardized format for code modules included in the ES6 revision of JavaScript, instead of previous idiosyncratic solutions such as CommonJS and AMD.
    Vite
    It is an opinionated web dev build tool that serves your code via native ES Module imports during dev and bundles it with Rollup for production.
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