The Webpack Dev Server is designed to make development of Webpack projects efficient, customizable, and possible on older browsers. During this project, I will introduce native WebSockets on the client and ws on the server as the new default Dev Server implementation, while also allowing the user to provide their own client-server implementation. I will improve upon API/CLI uniformity, which has made the Dev Server difficult for users to work with in the past. Finally, I will fully implement the Dev Server into webpack-cli, and I will create core Webpack features that allow the Dev Server to more easily interact with the Webpack Compiler.



Kirill Nagaitsev


  • Alexander Krasnoyarov
  • Dhruvdutt Jadhav
  • Steven Hargrove
  • Even Stensberg