SurviveJS - Webpack 5

SurviveJS - Webpack 5

Juho Vepsäläinen









Webpack, a module bundler, is a powerful tool that helps you to develop complex web applications. "SurviveJS - Webpack 5" is meant for beginner to intermediate users of the tool wanting to understand webpack better.

You will develop a complex configuration in the book tutorial while covering different facets of webpack. In addition, the 34 short chapters and six appendices work as a reference.

Even though the book has been designed around webpack, many of the techniques covered go beyond it. You will learn to improve the quality of your code while becoming aware of optimization techniques that help you to deliver more performant web applications.

The book was developed in collaboration with the webpack community, and its structure has evolved accordingly. A third of royalties go to Tobias Koppers, the author of the tool.


After weeks failing at configuring webpack, I stumbled upon SurviveJS book while looking for yet another tutorial. Since that day, it has been my go-to resource for every single webpack question I ever had. - Clément Paris, Front-end engineer

Brilliant! A must have if you want to to learn webpack but also if need an updated reference guide. I always use it as a reference guide when I develop. - Andrea Chiumenti, CEO, Red Software Systems

Before I worked through the SurviveJS webpack book, my own webpack config, cobbled together from random code on the Internet, was a mystery to me. Afterwards, I have route-splitting and parallel-loading superpowers. - Gavin Doughtie, Senior Software Engineer, Google

Webpack is powerful but configuring it can be painful. Same goes with React. There are so many ways of configuring React with asset compilation, minification etc that it is easy to get lost. This book provides practical tips on how to proceed. - Neeraj Singh, Founder, Big Binary

This guide was a great starter in taming the Wild West of ESNext-era JavaScript development. Its beauty comes from its commitment to not skipping the fundamentals in favor of a fast demo, but making sure you're understanding what you're doing as you bootstrap your next JavaScript-based UI project. - Aaron Harris, Software Engineer

This guide is a great way to get started with webpack or improve your existing skills. After a detailed introduction, you'll start working on a webpack project that provides all you need to push your app to production. Highly recommended. - Julien Castelain, Software Engineer, Liferay

About Author

Juho Vepsäläinen is behind the SurviveJS effort. He has been active in the open source scene since the early 2000s and participated in projects like Blender and webpack as a core team member. Blue Arrow Awards winner.