gulp vs Parcel: What are the differences?
What is 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.
gulp and Parcel can be categorized as "JS Build Tools / JS Task Runners" tools.
Some of the features offered by gulp are:
- By preferring code over configuration, gulp keeps simple things simple and makes complex tasks manageable.
- By harnessing the power of node's streams you get fast builds that don't write intermediary files to disk.
- gulp's strict plugin guidelines assure plugins stay simple and work the way you expect.
On the other hand, Parcel provides the following key features:
- Blazing fast bundle times
- Bundle all your assets
- Automatic transforms
gulp and Parcel are both open source tools. It seems that Parcel with 32.1K GitHub stars and 1.46K forks on GitHub has more adoption than gulp with 31.3K GitHub stars and 4.4K GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, gulp has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1158 company stacks & 689 developers stacks; compared to Parcel, which is listed in 10 company stacks and 9 developer stacks.