Babel Alternatives for Node.JS

    There are many alternatives to Babel for Node.JS if you are looking for a replacement. The best Node.JS alternative is Typescript, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to Babel and three of them are available for Node.JS so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Node.JS alternatives to Babel are Bublé (Free, Open Source) and Sucrase (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated May 28, 2019

    1. TypeScript is a language for application-scale JavaScript development. It is a typed superset of JavaScript that compiles to plain JavaScript in any browser, any host, any OS and it is Open Source.
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      • GitLab
      Inspired by Babel, Bublé is an ES2015 compiler that takes your ES2015 JavaScript code and turns it into code that can run in today's environments.


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      Sucrase is an alternative to Babel that allows super-fast development builds. Instead of compiling a large range of JS features to be able to work in Internet Explorer, Sucrase assumes that you're developing with a recent browser or recent Node.
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