A Webpack loader that shows you 2048 during hot reload rebuilding from webpack-hot-middleware
Shows 2048 in an iFrame during hot reload rebuilding to keep your easily distracted mind focused on your project.
npm install --save-dev webpack-hot-2048-loader
In your development Webpack config file, find your entry point where you include webpack-hot-midleware. It will look something like:
entry:'main':'webpack-hot-middleware/client?path=http://' + host + ':' + port + '/__webpack_hmr'...
Then add the webpack-hot-2048-loader before the
entry:'main':'webpack-hot-2048!webpack-hot-middleware/client?path=http://' + host + ':' + port + '/__webpack_hmr'...
Then restart your development server. That's it!
You can change the website it loads with:
Recently I've been thinking a lot about distraction. One of my projects takes up to 15 seconds to hot reload. 15 isn't a lot of seconds in general, especially for code compiling, but it's a lifetime for the brain to get distracted. Often I'll tab away to something else, completely forget my code is compiling, then lose the next 10 minutes to Twitter or cat derping. This is an experiment to see if keeping distracting toys in the same tab as the development application can help manage distractions.
I wrote this to fit only my exact needs. And working with Webpack is sometimes convoluted and undocumented, so making this more generic is harder.