Unpacking Webpack

Andrew Schutt

Who I'm I?

What's a Webpack?

What's a Webpack?

A static module bundler for modern JavaScript applications.

...recursively builds a dependency graph that includes every module ... then packages all of those modules into one or more bundles.

Modules

Modules

Good authors divide their books into chapters and sections; good programmers divide their programs into modules.

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Four Core Concepts

Four Core Concepts

Entry

Four Core Concepts

Entry

Output

Four Core Concepts

Entry

Output

Loaders

Four Core Concepts

Entry

Output

Loaders

Plugins

Configuration

Configuration

    
    const path = require('path');

    const HtmlPlugin = require('html-webpack-plugin');

    module.exports = {
      entry: './src/index.js',
      output: {
        path: path.resolve(__dirname, 'dist'),
        filename: 'bundle.js'
      },
      module: {
        rules: [
          {
            test: /\.js$/,
            exclude: /node_modules/,
            use: [ 'babel-loader' ]
          }
        ]
      },
      plugins: [
        new HtmlPlugin({
          template: "./html/index.html"
        })
      ]
    };

Configuration

    
    const path = require('path');

    const HtmlPlugin = require('html-webpack-plugin');

    module.exports = {
      entry: './src/index.js',
      output: {
        path: path.resolve(__dirname, 'dist'),
        filename: 'bundle.js'
      },
      module: {
        rules: [
          {
            test: /\.js$/,
            exclude: /node_modules/,
            use: [ 'babel-loader' ]
          }
        ]
      },
      plugins: [
        new HtmlPlugin({
          template: "./html/index.html"
        })
      ]
    };

Configuration

    
    const path = require('path');

    const HtmlPlugin = require('html-webpack-plugin');

    module.exports = {
      entry: './src/index.js',
      output: {
        path: path.resolve(__dirname, 'dist'),
        filename: 'bundle.js'
      },
      module: {
        rules: [
          {
            test: /\.js$/,
            exclude: /node_modules/,
            use: [ 'babel-loader' ]
          }
        ]
      },
      plugins: [
        new HtmlPlugin({
          template: "./html/index.html"
        })
      ]
    };

Configuration

    
    const path = require('path');

    const HtmlPlugin = require('html-webpack-plugin');

    module.exports = {
      entry: './src/index.js',
      output: {
        path: path.resolve(__dirname, 'dist'),
        filename: 'bundle.js'
      },
      module: {
        rules: [
          {
            test: /\.js$/,
            exclude: /node_modules/,
            use: [ 'babel-loader' ]
          }
        ]
      },
      plugins: [
        new HtmlPlugin({
          template: "./html/index.html"
        })
      ]
    };

Configuration

    
    const path = require('path');

    const HtmlPlugin = require('html-webpack-plugin');

    module.exports = {
      entry: './src/index.js',
      output: {
        path: path.resolve(__dirname, 'dist'),
        filename: 'bundle.js'
      },
      module: {
        rules: [
          {
            test: /\.js$/,
            exclude: /node_modules/,
            use: [ 'babel-loader' ]
          }
        ]
      },
      plugins: [
        new HtmlPlugin({
          template: "./html/index.html"
        })
      ]
    };

Webpack 4

Webpack 4

  • No config

Webpack 4

  • No config
  • mode

Webpack 4

  • No config
  • mode
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Example

Thank you!

Unpacking Webpack 4

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