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Parcel

📦🚀 A fast, zero configuration web application bundler
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What is Parcel?

Parcel is a web application bundler, differentiated by its developer experience. It offers blazing fast performance utilizing multicore processing, and requires zero configuration.
Parcel is a tool in the JS Build Tools / JS Task Runners category of a tech stack.
Parcel is an open source tool with 41.6K GitHub stars and 2.2K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Parcel's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Parcel?

Companies
315 companies reportedly use Parcel in their tech stacks, including Mollie, Paralect, and Headspace.

Developers
162 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Parcel.

Parcel Integrations

Pros of Parcel
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Zero configuration
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Built-in dev server with livereload
Decisions about Parcel

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Parcel in their tech stack.

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Hi, I am at a point when I discovered I need starter templates to kick off my web projects quickly and easily. I want to set-up my template code with the best or rather a packaging tool that is fast in compiling my Sass code and JS. Should I use gulp or Parcel or Webpack.

I need help please, A.S.A.P

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Parcel's Features

  • Blazing fast bundle times
  • Bundle all your assets
  • Automatic transforms
  • Zero config code splitting
  • Hot module replacement
  • Friendly error logging

Parcel Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Parcel?
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.
rollup
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.
gulp
Build system automating tasks: minification and copying of all JavaScript files, static images. More capable of watching files to automatically rerun the task when a file changes.
Grunt
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.
Vite
It is an opinionated web dev build tool that serves your code via native ES Module imports during dev and bundles it with Rollup for production.
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Parcel's Followers
231 developers follow Parcel to keep up with related blogs and decisions.