npm vs. Webpack

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What is npm?

npm is the command-line interface to the npm ecosystem. It is battle-tested, surprisingly flexible, and used by hundreds of thousands of JavaScript developers every day.

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.

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Why do developers choose npm?
Why do you like npm?

Why do developers choose Webpack?
Why do you like Webpack?


What are the cons of using npm?
Downsides of npm?

What are the cons of using Webpack?
Downsides of Webpack?


How much does npm cost?
How much does Webpack cost?


What companies use npm?
3096 companies on StackShare use npm
What companies use Webpack?
2523 companies on StackShare use Webpack


What tools integrate with npm?
22 tools on StackShare integrate with npm
What tools integrate with Webpack?
13 tools on StackShare integrate with Webpack

What are some alternatives to npm and Webpack?

  • Bower - A package manager for the web
  • Yarn - A new package manager for JavaScript
  • RequireJS - JavaScript file and module loader
  • Browserify - Browser-side require() the node.js way

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