How to minify webpack bundle?

by wilmer.lemke , in category: Javascript , 8 days ago

How to minify webpack bundle?

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by addison , 7 days ago

@wilmer.lemke 

  1. Remove unnecessary code: Make sure to remove any commented-out code, console.log statements, and any other code that is no longer needed in your application.
  2. Use code splitting: Utilize webpack's code splitting feature to split your code into smaller chunks that can be loaded separately. This can help reduce the size of your bundle by only loading the code that is needed for a specific part of your application.
  3. Use tree shaking: Tree shaking is a technique that eliminates unused code from your bundle. Make sure to use ES6 module syntax and webpack's built-in tree shaking feature to remove any dead code from your bundle.
  4. Minify your code: Use webpack's built-in minification feature or use a third-party minification tool like UglifyJS to minify your code. Minification removes any unnecessary whitespace, comments, and other characters from your code to reduce its size.
  5. Optimize images and other assets: Make sure to optimize your images and other assets before bundling them with webpack. Use tools like ImageOptim or ImageMin to reduce the file size of your assets without sacrificing quality.
  6. Use webpack plugins: There are several webpack plugins available that can help you further optimize your bundle size. Some popular plugins include webpack-bundle-analyzer, compression-webpack-plugin, and webpack-notifier.


By following these steps and utilizing webpack's built-in features, you can effectively minify your webpack bundle and reduce its size for improved performance.