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    This was a fun read 3 years ago. But in 2020, isn’t what ever is described also ancient history?

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      People still install npm packages with ES modules (hopefully much fewer commonjs modules remaining now), and often still use bundlers. But now modules are natively supported everywhere, so you can skip bundling, especially in development.

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      This is a good post. I wrote “JavaScript: The Modern Parts” for a historical take on the JS ecosystem and where the modern toolchains like webpack and babel fit in. The two recommendations I had as a follow-up to that post is the OP here, as well as a 20-minute YouTube talk on how to effectively use npm run-script.