How to install and use browserify with laravel?

by muriel.schmidt , in category: PHP Frameworks , 5 months ago

How to install and use browserify with laravel?

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by mallory_cormier , 5 months ago

@muriel.schmidt 

To install and use Browserify with Laravel, you need to follow these steps:

  1. Install Node.js: Browserify is typically used with Node.js, so make sure you have Node.js installed on your system. You can download and install Node.js from the official website.
  2. Install Browserify: Open a command prompt and run the following command to install Browserify globally: npm install -g browserify
  3. Add Browserify to your Laravel project: In your Laravel project, open the package.json file located in the root directory and add the following line to the dependencies section: "browserify": "^16.5.1"
  4. Install project dependencies: Run the following command in the terminal to install the project dependencies including Browserify: npm install
  5. Create a JavaScript file: Create a new JavaScript file (e.g., app.js) in the resources/js directory of your Laravel project. This file will contain your JavaScript code that needs to be bundled using Browserify.
  6. Bundle JavaScript code: Open a command prompt and run the following command to bundle your JavaScript code using Browserify: browserify resources/js/app.js -o public/js/bundle.js This command takes the app.js file from the resources/js directory as input, and outputs the bundled JavaScript code to the public/js/bundle.js file.
  7. Include bundled JavaScript file in your blade: In your Laravel blade template file (e.g., app.blade.php), include the bundled JavaScript file using the asset() helper function:
  8. Run Laravel Mix: Laravel Mix is a wrapper around Webpack, which allows you to compile assets easily. To take full advantage of Laravel Mix, open your Laravel project's webpack.mix.js file and add the following code: mix.js('resources/js/app.js', 'public/js') .sass('resources/sass/app.scss', 'public/css');
  9. Compile assets: Run the following command in the terminal to compile your assets using Laravel Mix: npm run dev
  10. Start your Laravel application: Run the following command to start your Laravel application: php artisan serve


Now, you should be able to use Browserify in your Laravel project. Any changes you make to the app.js file will be automatically bundled and available in the bundle.js file.