Code splitting

Code splitting is the practice of splitting the code a web application depends on — including its own code and any third-party dependencies — into separate bundles that can be loaded independently of each other. This allows an application to load only the code it actually needs at a given point in time, and load other bundles on demand. This approach is used to improve application performance, especially on initial load.

Code splitting is a feature supported by bundlers like Webpack and Browserify which can create multiple bundles that can be dynamically loaded at runtime.

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