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Microbundle vs Parcel: What are the differences?

Developers describe Microbundle as "Zero-configuration bundler for tiny modules". Zero-configuration bundler for tiny modules, powered by Rollup. On the other hand, Parcel is detailed as "📦🚀 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.

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

Some of the features offered by Microbundle are:

  • Bundles your library using nothing but a package.json
  • Support for ESnext & async/await
  • Supports multiple entry modules

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

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

Microbundle 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 Microbundle with 3.72K GitHub stars and 168 GitHub forks.

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Pros of Microbundle
Pros of Parcel
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    All the best Terser and Rollup settings already set
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    Works well with TypeScript
  • 10
    Zero configuration
  • 7
    Built-in dev server with livereload

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Cons of Microbundle
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    • 3
      Lack of documentation

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    What is Microbundle?

    Zero-configuration bundler for tiny modules, powered by Rollup.

    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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