Analyzing the Bundle Size

Source map explorer analyzes JavaScript bundles using the source maps. This helps you understand where code bloat is coming from.

To add Source map explorer to a Create React App project, follow these steps:

npm install --save source-map-explorer

Alternatively you may use yarn:

yarn add source-map-explorer

Then in package.json, add the following line to scripts:

"scripts": {
+ "analyze": "source-map-explorer 'build/static/js/*.js'",
"start": "react-scripts start",
"build": "react-scripts build",
"test": "react-scripts test",

Then to analyze the bundle run the production build then run the analyze script.

npm run build
npm run analyze
Last updated on by Ian Sutherland