Browserify generates larger bundle sizes compared to WMR. This is because Browserify includes the entire module resolution and bundling logic in the final bundle, whereas WMR leverages modern bundling techniques like ES modules and dynamic imports to generate smaller and more optimized bundles.
Browserify requires more configuration and setup compared to WMR. It relies on a separate configuration file (usually `browserify.config.js`) to define custom transforms, plugins, and other settings. WMR, on the other hand, aims to provide a zero-config experience out of the box, making it easier to get started with minimal setup.
WMR offers a more modern and streamlined development experience. It comes with built-in support for hot module replacement (HMR), fast refresh, and automatic reloading, making the development process faster and more efficient. Browserify, while powerful, may require additional tooling and plugins to achieve similar development experience.
Community and Ecosystem
Browserify has a mature and well-established community with a wide range of plugins and integrations available. It has been widely adopted and has a large number of resources and community support. WMR, being a newer tool, has a smaller community and ecosystem, but it is growing steadily and has active development and support.