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<script type="module">
  import appTime from '';


App Time

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Build complete, wonderful, beautiful apps with one dependency. Compile to static HTML files with a single command.


yarn add --dev app-time

Add these scripts to package.json:

  "scripts": {
    "start": "app-time start",
    "build": "app-time build",
    "setup": "app-time setup",
    "eject": "app-time eject"

Custom Configuration

NOTE: This project comes with defaults that may work for your project. Configuration should only be necessary once you need to customize something or add features not included by default.

If you need more control over how App Time is configured you can provide one or both of or files at the root of your project. If either of these files is detected App Time will read it and use it to generate the final webpack configuration.

Each of these files is a lot like a standard webpack.config.js file except that it is defined as a function which must return the final wepback configuration. This allows you to customize only parts of the webpack configuration while maintaining other benefits of this project.


If you wanted to specify an entry point for an app bundle which included normalize.css and font-awesome you could create a file at the root of your project like so:

module.exports = (config, defaults) => ({
  entry: {
    app: [

defaults.hmrEntry is the entry point that allows hot reloading to function, so be sure to include it.

Common Reasons to use a custom apptime.config.js:

  • Add/modify app entrypoints
  • Add new loaders or plugins



Start a dev server at localhost:3000

You can also start the dev server using webpack-dashboard using the --dashboard flag. Example:

app-time start --dashboard

NOTE: There is no preferred way to run the dev server. If you like the dashboard then use it. If it's too much for you then stick to the minimal default version 😁.


Compile all project assets and generate static HTML files for each route in your react-router config.

You can also generate a build report as well as a JSON stats file from the production webpack build using the --analyze flag. Example:

app-time build --analyze

This will generate an HTML report to webpack-bundle-analyzer-report.html as well as a stats file to webpack-bundle-analyzer-stats.json.


app-time uses the Webpack DLL plugin for super fast hot reloading. In order to do this Webpack needs to pre-compile the DLL file with your vendor dependencies. This is what app-time setup does. It's often convenient to place this script in the postinstall NPM hook so that Webpack will recompile your DLL file whenever you add new dependencies.

You can configure what libraries are included in the DLL using the apptime.vendorLibs field in your package.json. Example:

"apptime": {
  "vendorLibs": [

app-time has some sane defaults for the vendorLib array but as you add more dependencies it would be a good idea to update this list.


Bring all configuration files in to your own app and remove the app-time dependency. This action cannot be undone, but you will find it useful if you need to do some really custom configuration. In that case app-time functions like a Webpack boilerplate—getting everything set up initially and then letting you take it from there.

Create React App is a similar project and does a good job of explaining "eject":

If you just want to see what eject would do without the commitment you can pass the --dry-run flag and no files will actually be moved or written:

app-time eject --dry-run

⚠ Under Development ⚠

This project is under active development and this is just the initial version. There are still many things missing which would likely make it more appealing to a wider audience.