sajad torkamani

Use cra-bundle-analyzer to understand your bundle

Install cra-bundle-analyzer which is a wrapper around webpack-bundle-analyzer:

npm i -D cra-bundle-analyzer

Add NPM script:

  "scripts": {
    // other scripts...
    "analyze-bundle": "cra-bundle-analyzer"

Run analyzer:

npm run analyze-bundle

This will generate and open a build/report.html file that looks something like this:

Use the Search modules box to understand what files are increasing your bundle size.

Use code splitting / dynamic imports

Use React.lazy to split your code into bundles that are dynamically loaded only when they’re needed. If you’re using React Router, route-based code-splitting might be a good option.

Remove unused packages

Go through your package.json file and remove any packages that your app doesn’t use. For example, if you suspect lodash isn’t being used, do a search in your IDE / code editor for the string from 'lodash.

Other notes

  • These are only a few optimization techniques. There’s probably a ton more I need to look into.
  • Optimize lodash imports