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Webpack vs Babel

What is the difference between Babel and Webpack?

Webpack is a modular build tool that has two sets of functionality — Loaders and Plugins. Loaders transform the source code of a module. babel-loader transpiles JS code given the presets. Plugins are the core of Webpack. They can do things that loaders can’t. Babel is a toolchain that is mainly used to convert ECMAScript 2015+ code into a backwards compatible version of JavaScript in current and older browsers or environment. Basically, Babel makes JS code easier for humans to read and write.

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