Connect/express middleware for serving apps to a browser with browserify

npm install connect-browserify
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Connect/express middelware for serving front-end applications with browserify. Install via npm:

npm install connect-browserify

Basic usage is as follows:

var express = require('express');
var browserify = require('connect-browserify');

app = express();
app.use('/js/app.js', browserify({
  entry: 'src/app.js',            // entry for your application

  requirements: ['src/views.js'], // additional modules to require, will
                                  // be exposed under id relative to
                                  // entry, e.g. './views' in current
                                  // example

  transforms: ['coffeeify'],        // transforms to use

  bundle: function(bundle) {      // optional, configure browserify instance
    // configure bundle
    return bundle

  contentType: 'text/javascript', // optional, Content-type header to use, by
                                  // default this equals to 'application/javascript'

  extensions: ['.js', '.coffee'], // to consider non-js files as
                                  // CommonJS modules

  debug: true                     // see browserify docs, other options are


This middleware will start watching directory of entry file for changes and rebuild bundle accordingly and caching the result for future requests.

You should never use this middleware in production — use nginx for serving pre-built bundles to a browser.


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