About the book
SurviveJS – Webpack 5 is meant for beginner to intermediate users of webpack. Webpack is a powerful bundler that can simplify the creation of complex web applications.
I designed this book to help you get up to speed with the tool. The book project started early 2015 from a small wiki effort and has since evolved into a complete guide to webpack.
During this process I have become a core developer of webpack while learning a lot about it. In this book I share what I have learned during these years with you.
Webpack, a module bundler, is a powerful tool that helps you to develop complex web applications. It enables techniques, such as code splitting. You could say it solves the fundamental problem of web development and it has allowed developers to reach new levels of productivity.
What Will You Learn
The book would not have been possible without constant feedback by the community around the book. It has been developed to contain solutions to most bundling related problems you might encounter. You can see the book as a complement to the official documentation which I helped to create. By reading the book, you will develop an extensive configuration you understand.
If you happen to know webpack well already, there is still something there for you. I took care to write summaries and a conclusion chapter that allows you to refresh your knowledge. The book chapters are short and discuss webpack from different angles while helping you to learn more about the tool and related techniques.
Getting the Book
The easiest way to get started with the material is to check out the free online edition. If you like it, purchase a digital copy of the book. The digital edition comes in three formats (epub/mobi/pdf) and makes you eligible for future updates. You also get a cheatsheet and posters (pdf) covering the core ideas of webpack and a QA with Tobias Koppers (PDF) where the author of the tool answers tough questions.
About a third of the income goes to Tobias Koppers, the author of webpack. This is my way of saying thanks and supporting his effort. Since I'm a webpack core developer as well, you help me to spend more time on the project too.
About the 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.
Getting the Books
Even though all the books are freely available on the web, it can be convenient to purchase the digital copies. To make this simple, I've created a specific bundle containing all the books for a discounted price.
I offer training around the content. See the training page for more details.