Electron Desktop GUI for Webpack Dashboard
Whats this all about?
The original webpack-dashboard, was fun and people seemed to like it. Unless they were on Windows, or used a weird terminal set up, or if they just wanted more.
Making things work across a variety of different terminal environments is pretty rough. Also, a web GUI provides some unique UI possibilities that weren't there with the term display.
So here we are.
The original dashboard felt like working at NASA. 50 years ago. I hope this dashboard feels like working at NASA today. Or at Westworld. Or like the beginning of Westworld at least.
Download the version for your OS here:
If you are on macOS you can also install the app via Homebrew Cask:
$ brew update $ brew cask install webpack-dashboard
Webpack 3 compatibility
To receive a complete analysis of your bundle, including modules, assets, and problems, you will need to make sure your project is using Webpack Dashboard Plugin 1.0 or higher.
Configuring Your Project
First, in your project, install the
npm install webpack-dashboard --save-dev
Next, in any Webpack config you want telemetry on, import the plugin:
const DashboardPlugin = require('webpack-dashboard/plugin');
Then add the plugin to your config's plugins array, like so:
plugins: [ // ... your other plugins new DashboardPlugin() ],
Simply hit save on a project running
webpack-dev-server, or run your build task that builds with
webpack and providing you have configured your project as shown above, you should see the dashboard start to display data.
The visualizations view was essentially recreated using code from https://github.com/chrisbateman/webpack-visualizer, and I am forever grateful that I didn't have to figure this stuff out on my own.