How to reuse vendor chunk from separate webpack build?

by mallory_cormier , in category: Javascript , a month ago

How to reuse vendor chunk from separate webpack build?

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by lily , a month ago

@mallory_cormier 

To reuse a vendor chunk from a separate webpack build, you can follow these steps:

  1. Generate a separate vendor chunk in your webpack build by specifying the vendors in the webpack configuration file. You can use the splitChunks optimization option to extract vendor code into a separate chunk.
  2. Build the webpack project to generate the vendor chunk.
  3. Copy the generated vendor chunk file (e.g., vendor.js) to a location where you can access it in the project where you want to reuse it.
  4. In the webpack configuration file of the project where you want to reuse the vendor chunk, use the DllReferencePlugin to reference the vendor chunk file. You will need to provide the path to the vendor chunk file and the manifest file that webpack generated during the build process.
  5. Configure the entry point of your webpack configuration to include the vendor chunk as a dependency. This will ensure that the vendor chunk is included in the build of the project where you want to reuse it.
  6. Build the project with the updated webpack configuration to include the referenced vendor chunk.


By following these steps, you can reuse a vendor chunk from a separate webpack build in another project. This can help to reduce build times and improve performance by sharing common code dependencies across multiple projects.