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Pika brings that nostalgic, 2014 simplicity to 2019 web development  ↦

Install npm dependencies that run natively in the browser… without a bundler!

Pika’s mission is to make modern JavaScript more accessible by making it easier to find, publish, install, and use modern packages on npm.

There’s a lot to digest here in terms of how it works (spoiler: Rollup), which packages you can use with it (spoiler: ESM required), and how it performs. On that topic:

When served with HTTP/2, @pika/web installations perform better in production than single “vendor” JavaScript bundles and most custom dependency bundling strategies due to the comparable load performance + more efficient cache usage.


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