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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 "馃摝馃殌 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.

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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          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.
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          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.
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          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.
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          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鈥攁nd your team鈥攚ith basically zero effort.
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          Brunch is an assembler for HTML5 applications. It's agnostic to frameworks, libraries, programming, stylesheet & templating languages and backend technology.
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          Gustavo Mu帽oz
          Gustavo Mu帽oz
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          Using Webpack is one of the best decision ever. I have used to Grunt and gulp previously, but the experience is not the same, and despite I know there are other bundlers like Parcel, Webpack gives me the perfect balance between automatization and configuration. The ecosystem of tools and loaders is amazing, and with WebPack #merge, you can modularize your build and define standard pieces to assemble different build configurations. I don't like processes where you cannot see their guts, and you have to trust in magic a little bit too much for my taste. But also I don't want to reinvent the wheel and lose too much time configuring my build processes. And of course, I love #WebPackDevServer and hot reloading.

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