frontend
Episode 1 — 22nd August 2016
Webpack from First Principles
Webpack often gets a bad rap in the front end community — plenty of digital ink has been spilled over whether web development is "too complicated", with Webpack taking center stage. But in reality, it's no more complex than the sites we're building with it, and conceptually its role is quite clear.
Let's demystify the tool by stripping it back to what it truly is — an ahead-of-time compiler for the browser.

In this episode you'll learn

  • What Webpack does & why it's not going away any time soon.
  • Where Webpack fits into the modern tooling landscape.
  • How to convert a JavaScript file to work with Webpack's loaders
  • The impact that using Webpack can make on performance