Webpack vs. Grunt

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Description

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.

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Cons

What are the cons of using Webpack?
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Companies

What companies use Webpack?
1890 companies on StackShare use Webpack
What companies use Grunt?
772 companies on StackShare use Grunt

Integrations

What tools integrate with Webpack?
12 tools on StackShare integrate with Webpack
What tools integrate with Grunt?
11 tools on StackShare integrate with Grunt

What are some alternatives to Webpack and Grunt?

  • gulp - The streaming build system
  • Brunch - Ultra-fast HTML5 build tool
  • Parcel - 📦🚀 A fast, zero configuration web application bundler
  • Webpacker - Use Webpack to manage app-like JavaScript modules in Rails (by Rails)

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Latest News

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