Parcel vs Webpack: What are the differences?
Parcel and Webpack belong to "JS Build Tools / JS Task Runners" category of the tech stack.
Parcel and Webpack are both open source tools. It seems that Webpack with 49.8K GitHub stars and 6.27K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Parcel with 32.3K GitHub stars and 1.47K GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, Webpack has a broader approval, being mentioned in 2206 company stacks & 1338 developers stacks; compared to Parcel, which is listed in 10 company stacks and 9 developer stacks.
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Webpack is the best bundler. Period.
Yes, it has a(n arguably) messy documentation, and a steep learning curve; but once you get the hang of it, there is nothing you cannot do with it.
Use it and you don’t have to use any other bundler at all.
It has a vivid ecosystem, and great plugin support.
My preferred build tool; allows me to bundle my JSX, JS, CSS files for easy access and I can pass the bundle through my node server for server side rendering.
Flexible building and compiling of source for browser consumption, mainly for JS, but experimenting a little with CSS (although I prefer StylusJS for CSS).
We use this to optimise the delivery of the client-side for our revised Admin System, so it's able to be delivered to browsers as efficiently as possible.