Webpack is a JavaScript module bundler. It is a tool that takes all the different JavaScript and other files that make up a web application and combines them into a single file (or a few files) that a web browser can load. It also allows you to apply various transformations to your code, such as transpiling from newer JavaScript syntax to older syntax or minifying the code to reduce its file size.

Webpack is primarily used to bundle JavaScript code but can also handle other types of assets, such as CSS, images, and fonts. It uses a configuration file, webpack.config.js, to specify the entry point of your application, the output location of the bundled files, and any transformations that should be applied to the code.

Webpack also allows using plugins and loaders. Loaders are used to pre-process files before they are added to the bundle, for example, transpiling ES6 to ES5 or turning JSX into JS. Plugins are used for more complex tasks, like minimizing and optimizing the code, or for generating an HTML file with the bundled files included.

Webpack can be used for both development and production environments and can be integrated with other tools such as Babel, TypeScript, and React. It is a powerful tool that can help you optimize the performance of your web application and improve the development workflow.


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