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Webpack: Transpiling and Bundling JavaScript

by Wes Higbee

Webpack, touted as a bundler, is a robust compiler platform. In this course, you'll learn the basics of transpiling and bundling JavaScript.

What you'll learn

Webpack is the most prevalent bundler for front-end web app development, but more than that, it's a compiler platform. It's everything you need to write modern, modular web applications. In this course, Webpack: Transpiling and Bundling JavaScript, you'll learn the basics of bundling, how to setup a rapid development environment that instantly updates with hot module replacement, and how to parameterize Webpack to optimize production builds for the fastest user experience. First, you'll learn how to integrate the babel-loader so you can write modern JavaScript while providing support for a wide variety of legacy browsers. Next, you'll write several custom loaders, including a code generation loader. Finally, you'll discover how source maps make troubleshooting a breeze. Once you've finished this course you'll understand how Webpack works, what benefits it affords, and how to setup a robust build process to optimize both development and production environments.

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About the author

Wes Higbee is passionate about helping companies achieve remarkable results with technology and software. He’s had extensive experience developing software and working with teams to improve how software is developed to meet business objectives. Wes launched Full City Tech to leverage his expertise to help companies delight customers. Although his primary focus is on outcomes, implementation often includes technical competency. Wes frequently speaks about impactful aspects of software developm... more

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