Webpack vs Yarn: What are the differences?
Webpack and Yarn are primarily classified as "JS Build Tools / JS Task Runners" and "Front End Package Manager" tools respectively.
"Most powerful bundler" is the top reason why over 307 developers like Webpack, while over 74 developers mention "Incredibly fast" as the leading cause for choosing Yarn.
Webpack and Yarn are both open source tools. It seems that Webpack with 49.8K GitHub stars and 6.27K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Yarn with 36.2K GitHub stars and 2.22K GitHub forks.
Airbnb, Instagram, and Pinterest are some of the popular companies that use Webpack, whereas Yarn is used by StackShare, Intuit, and Swat.io. Webpack has a broader approval, being mentioned in 2206 company stacks & 1338 developers stacks; compared to Yarn, which is listed in 623 company stacks and 528 developer stacks.
What is Webpack?
What is Yarn?
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What tools integrate with Webpack?
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.
Yarn is a wonderful alternative to the built-in npm command-line interface. Dependency installation is crazy fast, because it caches every package and performs operations in parallel.
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yarn work great.
I don’t see any overwhelming reason to choose one over another.
I just like yarn, that’s it.
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.
Webpack compiles files to bundles with source maps. Using Webpack you can use the latest features (ES6) and have it compiled to compliant js.
We use it in every JS project. Blazing fast package manager for node.js. Easy to use in Docker containers
Used in Coolfront Mobile and "Charlie" (flat rate search engine) as packaging mechanism.