Continuous testing: A practical guide
Webpack and Browserify also can preform the tasks of a task runner, but here they’re in a different section because they're primarily known as module bundlers. Module bundling is like a build process in which a group of modules and their dependencies get bundled into a file, or group of files. The demand for module bundlers is growing as JS developers break down more application functions into modules, creating a more resilient, loosely-coupled architecture.
In 2015, 46% of respondents in the State of Front-End Tooling used a module bundler in their workflow. In 2016, that number jumped to 68%. Most of that growth was due toWebpack, which was used by 41% of respondents, making it the clear leader over other module bundlers such asBrowserify, which was used by 11% of respondents.Package managers Most popular:npm Runner-up:Yarn
2016 was the year that Yarn emerged onto the scene as a new alternative client for the Node.js package registry. npm remains the default package manager for Node.js, but extreme growth is expected for Yarn. It seems to be on track to be the preferred client to the Node.js registry due to its performance, which is several times better than that ofnpm .