Webpack is a great bundler, but it’s not beginners friendly.
Webpack is a great bundler, but it’s not beginners friendly. Parcel is a web application bundler too. It offers blazing fast performance utilizing multicore processing and requires zero configuration. If this intro is still not enough for you, we have some more proofs what can make you switch from Webpack to Parcel.
Parcel describes itself as “a web application bundler, differentiated by its developer experience. It offers blazing fast performance utilizing multicore processing, and requires zero configuration”.
Its advantages are:
- It’s easy to use (unlike Webpack).
- Parcel will simply look at whatever script tags you have inside of your index.html and will transpile the code it finds.
- Parcel feels like a super-close-to-zero config setup, which is awesome for speeding up the development process, by letting you concentrate on building stuff rather than configuring a setup.
- It’s also a lot faster than Webpack at compiling.
- Webpack tries to be as extensible as possible by default, whereas Parcel gives you a lot of the most commonly used features by default.