webpack v1 is deprecated. We encourage all developers to upgrade to webpack 2.
Follow our migration guide or refer to webpack 2 documentation for more info.

There is a grunt plugin for using webpack and the webpack-dev-server: grunt-webpack.

It’s pretty simple to use:

module.exports = function(grunt) {
    grunt.loadNpmTasks("grunt-webpack");
    grunt.initConfig({
        webpack: {
            options: {
                // configuration for all builds
            },
            build: {
                // configuration for this build
            }
        },
        "webpack-dev-server": {
            options: {
                webpack: {
                    // configuration for all builds
                },
                // server and middleware options for all builds
            },
            start: {
                webpack: {
                    // configuration for this build
                },
                // server and middleware options for this build
            }
        }
    });
};

Development

The best option for development is the webpack-dev-server, but it requires spawning a server. If this is not possible or too complex the normal build - watch cycle is possible too.

Example

Take a look at an example Gruntfile. It covers three modes:

  • webpack-dev-server
  • build - watch cycle
  • production build

Example Gruntfile

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