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Javascript Library Boilerplate Basic

Minimal Library Starter Kit for your Javascript projects

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This is a basic library boilerplate. For a more robust alternative, check out js-library-boilerplate.
Like TypeScript? Check out ts-library-boilerplate-basic.

⭐️ Features

  • Webpack 5
  • Babel 7
  • Hot reloading (npm start)
  • UMD exports, so your library works everywhere.
  • Jest unit testing
  • Daily dependabot dependency updates

πŸ“¦ Getting Started

git clone myLibrary
npm install

πŸ’Ž Customization

Before shipping, make sure to:

  1. Edit LICENSE file
  2. Edit package.json information (These will be used to generate the headers for your built files)
  3. Edit library: "MyLibrary" with your library's export name in ./webpack.config.js

πŸš€ Deployment

  1. npm publish
  2. Your users can include your library as usual


import MyLibrary from 'my-library';
const libraryInstance = new MyLibrary();


<script src="build/index.js"></script>

const MyLibrary = window.MyLibrary.default;
const libraryInstance = new MyLibrary();

Note: In this minimal version, any images and css files you import will be added to the js bundle. If you want them as separate files, you can use js-library-boilerplate or edit the Webpack config accordingly.

βœ… Libraries built with this boilerplate

Made a library using this starter kit? Share it here by submitting a pull request!