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Discussion on: React+Typescript App with ESBuild

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Jovica Aleksic

I recently switched a create-react-app setup of an existing medium-size app to esbuild, using craco and craco-esbuild, and I was disappointed. Any perf gains were miniscule, like 40s instead of 50s build time and barely if any noticable improvements in other areas (dev startup, recompile).

However, I didn't inspect what actually got changed, e.g. it's probably still a largish webpack setup just swapping babel for esbuild.

I have to try a fresh setup like you did in this article. Thanks for the good article!

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Mrinalini Sugosh (Mrina) Author

Awesome! I am soo glad you found it useful. Do share your experience would be interested to know how it plays out for you