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Use Webpack to manage app-like JavaScript modules in Rails (by Rails)

What is Webpacker?

Webpacker makes it easy to use the JavaScript preprocessor and bundler Webpack to manage application-like JavaScript in Rails. It coexists with the asset pipeline, as the purpose is only to use Webpack for app-like JavaScript, not images, css, or even JavaScript Sprinkles (that all continues to live in app/assets).
Webpacker is a tool in the JS Build Tools / JS Task Runners category of a tech stack.
Webpacker is an open source tool with 4.3K GitHub stars and 902 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Webpacker's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Webpacker?

9 companies reportedly use Webpacker in their tech stacks, including Cambridge Brain Sciences, Agero, and JetThoughts Ruby on Rails.

15 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Webpacker.

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Webpacker Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Webpacker?
Parcel is a web application bundler, differentiated by its developer experience. It offers blazing fast performance utilizing multicore processing, and requires zero configuration.
Bazel is a build tool that builds code quickly and reliably. It is used to build the majority of Google's software, and thus it has been designed to handle build problems present in Google's development environment.
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—and your team—with basically zero effort.
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.
Brunch is an assembler for HTML5 applications. It's agnostic to frameworks, libraries, programming, stylesheet & templating languages and backend technology.
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