May 29th, 2023 × #javascript#node#executables

JavaScript.exe - Standalone Executables

Scott and Wes discuss JavaScript executables - standalone, portable executables containing your Node app, dependencies, and the runtime. They cover use cases, criticisms of large executable sizes, and potential ways to shrink executables.


JavaScript executables: their purpose, benefits, and use cases, such as creating standalone applications with all dependencies and the Node.js runtime bundled into a single executable for portability and easy deployment. We also address the twitter hate on the executable’s size.

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