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A webpack config maker


npm install phrontend-webpack --save

in your phrontend application.


src : String<Path>
  • The source directory for app. Usually it is __dirname/app or __dirname.
  • Must be an absolute path
dest : String<Path>
  • The destination/output directory
  • If relative, it is considered to be relative to src
library : String<Name>
  • Your exports from your entry will be available under this global
  • window.<library> = <exports>
publicPath : String
  • default: public/
  • make sure this matches dest
  • usually used to specify CDN base URL for prod
minimize : Boolean
  • cache busting + minification
  • true - minified JS, JS filenames contain hashes, css classnames are just hashes
  • false - long classnames for css - path, filename, classname, hash, JS filenames don't contain hashes
hot : Boolean
  • Enables react-hot-loader for modules
  • This is disabled for css when separateStyleSheet is enabled
separateStylesheet : Boolean
  • If true, it outputs a separate css file using extract-text-webpack-plugin
  • Uses inline stylesheets otherwise
transpile : String<PackageName> | Array<PackageName>
  • Transpile these packages present in node_modules directory
cssLocalImports : Boolean
  • By default(true) css can be imported into JS only from the current directory
  • If false, you can do import styles from '../../styles.css';
moduleDirectories : String<Path> | Array<Path>
  • Absolute paths are inserted as it is to resolve.root of webpack
  • If relative, it'll be considered relative to src
dedupe : Boolean
  • Use webpack dedupe plugin
debug : Boolean
  • Switch loaders to debug mode.
devtool : String
  • default: cheap-module-inline-source-map
  • options passed to autoprefixer's .browsers


var path = require('path');
var makeConfig = require('phrontend-webpack');
var __PROD__ = process.env.NODE_ENV==='production';
var __DEV__  = !__PROD__;

module.exports = makeConfig({
  src: __dirname, // required
  dest: './dist',
  library: 'todoapp',
  publicPath: __DEV__ ? 'dist/' : 'https://cdn.server/path/to/bundleDir',
  minimize: __PROD__,
  hot: __DEV__,
  separateStylesheet: __PROD__,
  transpile: 'my-other-module',
  cssLocalImports: true,
  moduleDirectories: path.join(__dirname, 'components'),
  dedupe: __PROD__,
  debug: __DEV__,
  devtool: __PROD__ ? 'source-map' : 'cheap-module-inline-source-map',
  browsers: ['Chrome > 36']


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