Packer vs Webpack: What are the differences?
Packer and Webpack are primarily classified as "Infrastructure Build" and "JS Build Tools / JS Task Runners" tools respectively.
"Cross platform builds" is the primary reason why developers consider Packer over the competitors, whereas "Most powerful bundler" was stated as the key factor in picking Webpack.
Packer 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 Packer with 9.1K GitHub stars and 2.47K GitHub forks.
Airbnb, Instagram, and Pinterest are some of the popular companies that use Webpack, whereas Packer is used by Instacart, Oscar Health, and Razorpay. Webpack has a broader approval, being mentioned in 2209 company stacks & 1342 developers stacks; compared to Packer, which is listed in 115 company stacks and 21 developer stacks.
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