Webpack library starter
Webpack based boilerplate for producing libraries (Input: ES6, Output: universal library)
- Webpack 3 based.
- ES6 as a source.
- Exports in a umd format so your library works everywhere.
- ES6 test setup with Mocha and Chai.
- Linting with ESLint.
ES6 source files | | webpack | +--- babel, eslint | ready to use library in umd format
Have in mind that you have to build your library before publishing. The files under the
lib folder are the ones that should be distributed.
- Setting up the name of your library
webpack.config.jsfile and change the value of
package.jsonfile and change the value of
mainproperty so it matches the name of your library.
- Build your library
npm installto get the project's dependencies
npm run buildto produce minified version of your library.
- Development mode
- Having all the dependencies installed run
npm run dev. This command will generate an non-minified version of your library and will run a watcher so you get the compilation on file change.
- Running the tests
npm run test
npm run build- produces production version of your library under the
npm run dev- produces development version of your library and runs a watcher
npm run test- well ... it runs the tests :)
npm run test:watch- same as above but in a watch mode
An example of using dependencies that shouldn’t be resolved by webpack, but should become dependencies of the resulting bundle
In the following example we are excluding React and Lodash:
devtool: 'source-map'output:path: '...'libraryTarget: 'umd'library: '...'entry: '...'...externals:react: 'react'// Use more complicated mapping for lodash.// We need to access it differently depending// on the environment.lodash:commonjs: 'lodash'commonjs2: 'lodash'amd: '_'root: '_'