Key features and benefits of Webpack include:
- Module bundling: Webpack bundles modules together, which improves the loading time of web applications by reducing the number of network requests required to fetch individual files.
- Dependency management: Webpack analyzes the dependencies between modules, allowing developers to use `import` and `export` statements to organize and split code into separate files.
- Code splitting: Webpack enables code splitting, which allows for the creation of multiple bundles that can be loaded on-demand, improving application performance by loading only the necessary code for specific routes or features.
- Development server and hot module replacement: Webpack provides a development server that serves the bundled application locally during development. It also supports hot module replacement (HMR), which allows developers to see the changes they make in real-time without reloading the entire page.