On today’s episode, we’re airing a conversation recorded at the Next.JS conference. We chat with Lee Robinson, VP of Developer Experience at Vercel about the company’s vision for evolving from Webpack to Turbopack, helping customers who are cautious about migrating to a new tool, changes happening with React server components, and much more.
Webpack has been king for several years. Vercel wants folks to embrace Turbopack, but their claims about speed raised a lot of backlash after it was first announced. Lee explains why he thinks the Rust-based approach will ultimately be a big benefit to developers and how organizations who are deeply ingrained with existing tools can safely and incrementally migrate to what is, for now, a very Alpha and experimental release.