Express|Webpack - The ultimate guide
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Express|Webpack - The ultimate guide

About the Book

The protagonists of the book are Express and Webpack. The book contains 7 chapters that will guide you through the process of setting up an ExpressJS app and properly implement a Webpack 4 build-flow supporting hmr for both client and server.

About the Author

Mathieu Maes
Mathieu Maes

Mathieu Maes is a front-end developer at, located in Leuven (Belgium). With over 15 years of experience in web development, he's built countless of websites and applications. He could setup a good number of tools or frameworks in his sleep, which is why he's usually responsible for project scaffolding. That doesn't mean he gets actual work done in his sleep, nor he sleeps at work!

Table of Contents

  • Preface
    • Goals
    • Sample project
    • About the author
  • Chapter I - Scaffolding a new project
    • Conclusion
    • Further reading
  • Chapter II - Setup Webpack for JS build with babel
    • Tip & Tricks
    • Conclusion
    • Further reading
  • Chapter III - Build SCSS using Webpack
    • Conclusion
  • Chapter IV - Setting up webpack-dev-server
    • Conclusion
  • Chapter V - Reload server upon changes (the smart way)
    • Conclusion
    • Further reading
  • Chapter VI - Refresh browser upon server reload
    • Conclusion
  • Chapter VII - Extract CSS from webpack and manage assets
    • Conclusion
  • ✨ [built] Done in 3.62s.

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