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Discussion on: Through the pipeline: An exploration of front-end bundlers

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Roy Revelt

Interesting article! Thank you. From my experience, Parcel works well for static websites (I’m fan of Eleventy on Nunjucks), Rollup works well for Open Source (not all plugins are available on esbuild, I miss comment and console log removal especially, I rollup TS because of typings plugin, it can bundle imports in type definitions, also because it copes with monorepo, unlike vanilla tsc). Webpack works well for day job, for React and friends. I agree on speed issue, Rollup is slow. UMD, CJS, ESM, unminified dev UMD and .mjs plus definitions take like 30s., per package. I can’t wait to be able to use esbuild!