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Webpack by sample

Learn webpack by sample, each of the samples contains a readme.md file that indicates the purpose of the sample plus an step by step guide to reproduce it.

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Demos

00 Intro

00 Boilerplate

In this sample we are going to setup a web project that can be easily managed by webpack.

We will setup an initial npm project, give support to ES6, and install webpack.

We will create a hellword.js sample.

Summary steps:

  • Intialize package.json (npm init)
  • Create a simple HTML file.

01 Import

In this sample we are going to start working with ES6 modules (import).

We will start from sample 00 Intro/00 Boilerplate and add a new JavaScript service that will hold a simple algorithm to calculate the average of an score array.

We will use this JavaScript array into the main students.js file by importing it.

Summary steps:

  • Add a new file averageService.js
  • Add an array on students.js
  • Import averageService into students.js
  • Use the averageService features inside the students.js code.
  • Transpile and test on index.html

02 Server

In this sample we are going to enter into "dev mode". Working with files service is not ideal when you are developing a web application, we will learn how to launch a lite web server, how deploy our bundle into a dist folder (including index.html) , how to debug our es6 code directly into the browser debugger and minify our bundle.js.

We will start from sample 00 Intro/01 Import, install webpack-dev-server, setup our config to deploy on config folder and support maps (debug), then we will minify our bundle.js file via webpack cli params.

Summary steps:

  • Install via npm webpack-dev-server.
  • Execute webpack-dev-server with live reload.
  • Add start command to package.json.

03 Output

In this sample we are going to setup a dist folder where the webpack bundle and main HTML page will be copied to.

We will start from sample 00 Intro/02 Server,

Summary steps:

  • Redirect output (bundle.js) to "dist" folder.
  • Include into the build proccess: copying the index.html file to "dist" folder
  • Let webpack include the bundle.js script into the index.html file.
  • Add map support in order to enable ES6 files to be debugged directly on the browser.
  • Generate a minified version of the bundle.js.

04 JQuery

So far we have made good progress on our journey... but we are lacking one of the basic pillars of web development, consuming third party libraries.

In this demo we will install a legacy library (jquery) via npm, define it as global, and use it. Finally we will end up creating a separate bundle for libraries.

We will start from sample 00 Intro/03 Output.

Summary steps:

  • Install jquery via npm.
  • Setup a global alias ($).
  • Create some sample code using this library.
  • Break into two bundles app.js and vendor.js.

01 Styles

01 Custom CSS

Let's get started working with styles.

In this demo will create a custom CSS file (it will contain a simple css class that will setup a background color to red).

We will start from sample 00 Intro/04 JQuery.

Summary steps:

  • Create a custom css file.
  • Install style loader and css loader packages.
  • Configure webpackconfig.

02 Import Bootstrap

In this demo we will install and configure webpack to import the well known Bootstrap CSS library.

We will start from sample 01 Styles / 01 Custom CSS.

Summary steps:

  • Install Bootstrap.
  • Import the CSS library.
  • Use a jumbotron element from Bootstrap in our HTML.
  • Check that we get errors when running webpack.
  • Install additional loaders in order to manage fonts and other files required by Bootstrap.
  • Check results.

03 SASS

In this demo we rename our css file to scss extension and add a simple SASS variable. We will learn how to add a loader that can make the SASS preprocess and then chain it to our css / style pipe.

We will start from sample 01 Styles/02 Import Bootstrap.

Summary steps:

  • Rename mystyles.css to scss.
  • Add some SASS specific code.
  • Install a SASS preprocessor loader.
  • Add this preprocessor to the pipe (update webpack.config.js).

04 Handling Images

In this demo we are going to include images in our project in two flavours: via JavaScript and via HTML. On the JavaScript side we will see it's something straightforward (using the same plugins we used for fonts), for the HTML we will use a new loader: html-loader.

We will start from sample 01 Styles/03 SASS.

Summary steps:

  • Add two images to our project.
  • Add first image from HTML.
  • Add second image from JavaScript.
  • Configure the loader.

05 Import Materialize

In this demo we will install and configure webpack to import the Google framework Materialize.

We will start from sample 01 Styles / 01 Custom CSS.

Summary steps:

  • Fix jQuery dependency version.
  • Install Materialize.
  • Import the CSS and JS library.
  • Use a card element from Materialize in our HTML.
  • Check that we get errors when running webpack.
  • Install additional loaders in order to manage fonts and other files required by Materialize.
  • Check results.

02 Fx (frameworks / libraries / languages)

00 TypeScript

In this demo we will add support for TypeScript.

We will start from sample 01 Styles/03 SASS, install TypeScript locally, configure a tsconfig file, add some ts like, install awesome-typescript-loader and apply it to webpackconfig.

Summary steps:

  • Remove babel configuration.
  • Install TypeScript as a local dependency.
  • Configure TypeScript for our project (tsconfig)
  • Port our project to TypeScript and add use in our code some of the ts features.
  • Install awesome-typescript-loader.
  • Add the proper configuration in webpack.config.js

01 React

In this demo we will add support for React.

We will start from sample 01 Styles / 03 SASS, install React locally, update students.js to students.jsx and include some basic rendering.

Summary steps:

  • Install React as a local dependency.
  • Update students.js to students.jsx and update its content accordingly.
  • Resolve the jsx extensions and point out that the entry point has changed.
  • Configure the webpack.config.js to support jsx.

02 Angular

In this sample we are going to create a simple Angular 1.x sample (es6 based).

We will start from sample 01 Styles/03 SASS.

Summary steps:

  • Installing Angular 1.x libraries.
  • Creating the app.
  • Instantiating the app from the html.
  • Creating a component (inline HTML).
  • Creating a service.
  • Displaying the component.
  • Creating an external HTML template and consuming it.

03 Angular 2

In this sample we are going to setup a basic Angular 2 app with Webpack.

We will start from sample 02 Fx/00 TypeScript.

Summary steps:

  • Install Angular 2.x libraries.
  • Create the app.
  • Instantiate the app from the html.
  • Create a component (inline HTML).
  • Create a service.
  • Display the component.
  • Create an external HTML template and consuming it.

03 Environments (development and production configs)

01 Linting

In this sample we are going to introduce Linting. This is a technique which you can analyse code for potential errors, so that can help you to make less mistakes.

We will start from sample 01 Styles/03 SASS.

Summary steps:

  • Installing ESLint.
  • Configuring ESLint.
  • Connecting with Babel.
  • Connecting with Webpack.
  • Adding custom rules.

02 CSS Modules

In this demo we are going to isolate different scss files using same css class names. We will learn how to configure it and how to deal with external css class provided by third libraries like Bootstrap.

We will start from sample 02 Fx/01 React.

Summary steps:

  • Update webpack.config.js with CSS Modules config.
  • Add scss file with averageComponent styles.
  • Create other component and scss file with same class name.
  • Create selector using custom class and Bootstrap class.

03 HMR

In this demo we are going to configure Hot Module Replacement. This feature is great for productivity in development environment, allowing us to update the app code without having to redeploy the whole files or refresh our browser to get the changes updated.

We will start from sample 03 Environments/02 CSS Modules.

Summary steps:

  • Update webpack.config.js with HMR config.
  • Install react-hot-loader.
  • Update student.jsx file.
  • Create index.jsx file.

04 Production Configuration

In this demo we are going to create different builds for each environment. We will learn how to configure it and how to reduce bundle file sizes.

We will start from sample 03 Environments/03 HMR.

Summary steps:

  • Add base webpack config file
  • Add webpack-merge package.
  • Add development config file.
  • Add production config file.

04 Peformance

01 Tree Shaking ES6

On of the most interest features that ships Webpack 2 and it has Webpack 3 too, is Tree Shaking: this allows to remove from a destination bundle the exports that are not in use by the project, reducing dramatically the site of our bundle.

We will start from sample 01 Styles/03 SASS and we are going to create a simple sample in ES6:

  • A calculator module where we create an export per basic operation (sum, substract, mul, div..).

  • A main.js file that will import this calculator module and use only sum operation.

We will use webpack's 2 tree shaking and check that we end up having a bundle that doesn't contain the code for substract, mul, and div

02 Tree Shaking TypeScript

On of the most interest features that ships Webpack 2 and it has Webpack 3 too, is Tree Shaking: this allows to remove from a destination bundle the exports that are not in use by the project, reducing dramatically the site of our bundle.

We will start from sample 02 Fx/00 TypeScript and we are going to create a simple sample in TypeScript:

  • A calculator module where we create an export per basic operation (sum, substract, mul, div..).

  • A main.js file that will import this calculator module and use only sum operation.

We will use webpack's 2 tree shaking and check that we end up having a bundle that doesn't contain the code for substract, mul, and div

03 Reduce TypeScript build time

In this demo we are going to play with the build time speed with Webpack and TypeScript. For that, we are going to configure awesome-typescript-loader options.

We will start from sample 04 Performance/02 Tree shaking TypeScript.

Summary steps:

  • Take some base measures.
  • Apply useCache flag.
  • Apply CheckerPlugin.

04 DLL plugin

In this demo we are going to play with the build time speed installing autodll-webpack-plugin.

We will start from sample 04 Performance/03 Reduce TypeScript build time.

Summary steps:

  • Take some base measures.
  • Configure autodll-webpack-plugin.
  • See new measures.

05 Misc (other samples)

01 Commons Chunk Plugin

In this demo we will learn how to split our application in different bundles and how does Webpack manage to do so with the CommonsChunkPlugin. We will also learn some tips and tricks.

We will start from sample 02 Fx/00 TypeScript.

Summary steps:

  • Comment out the CommonsChunkPlugin to analyze what happens.
  • Add it back and see the changes.
  • Add a new third party library and see how the inline vendor grows.
  • create a vendor file as an alternative to inline vendor in the config.
  • move all the vendors imports there.

02 DefinePlugin

In this demo, we will see how can we do a basic usage of environment variables to enable the production mode of Angular

We will start from sample 02 Fx/03 Angular 2.

Summary steps:

  • importing enableProdMode on index.ts.
  • adding an if clause that will enableProdMode based on the -p parameter.

03 DefinePlugin advanced

This demo shows how to have alternative API_URL for development and production

Starts from sample 03 Environments/04 Production Configuration.

Summary steps:

  • create a students service and a student list component
  • See it working with hardcoded data
  • Update the service to use the dev endpoint
  • Update the component to use async data.
  • Update the dev and prod config to have environment variables
  • Update the services to use the new environment variables.

04 Right pad library

Do you want to create a library? This example is for you.

We will start from scratch in here

Summary steps:

  • npm init, to initialize the repo
  • install dependencies
  • create webpack config for libraries
  • put some tsconfig for typescript
  • generate library to see it working
  • add d.ts generation features
  • try it with "npm link"

05 Right pad usage

Here we try our new shiny library

We start from sample 02 Fx/00 TypeScript.

Summary steps:

  • npm install
  • npm link right-pad
  • add right pad usage into students.ts
  • profit.

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