Picking a build tool (aurelia-cli, webpack, jspm, requireJS)


#21

We’ve got a large app using jspm/systemjs and I did look into converting to webpack but realised there was little need and it was going to take much longer than a day.

Webpack would probably give smaller bundles with a lot of effort to get the config right but we’re currently only running in Electron where our 4MB bundle isn’t an issue. Maybe startup times would be improved?


#22

We have few apps all of them started from typescript webpack skeleton.

In my opinion build tools are a real waste of time, I think about them as something needed but ideally I’d like to use them as a black box. With webpack set up, you just need to focus on coding and keep adding modules with npm.

Imagine you need to know how the compiler works to build a dll in. net… no thanks!

Cheers,
Enrico


#23

This is where the CLI shines, in my opinion. Pick your prefences when starting an au new project and then you’re good to go; everything is set up for you.