Understanding how those tools work can help us make better decisions on how we write our code. By understanding how our code turns into a bundle and how that bundle looks like we can also debug it better.
The purpose of this project is to explain how most bundlers work under the hood. It contains a short implementation of a simplified but still reasonably accurate bundler. Along with the code, there are comments explaining what the code is trying to achieve.
Cool, where do I start?
Head on to the source code: src/minipack.js.
Try running the code
Start by installing dependencies:
$ npm install
And then run our script:
$ node src/minipack.js