Basic Example

Laravel Mix is a clean layer on top of webpack to make the 80% use case laughably simple to execute. Most would agree that, though incredibly powerful, webpack ships with a steep learning curve. But what if you didn't have to worry about that?

Have a look at a basic webpack.mix.js file. Let's imagine that we only desire JavaScript (ES2015 with modules), and Sass compilation:

const mix = require('laravel-mix');

mix.sass('src/app.sass', 'dist')
   .js('src/app.js', 'dist');

Done. Simple, right?

  1. Compile the Sass file, ./src/app.sass, to ./dist/app.css
  2. Bundle all JavaScript (and any required modules) at ./src/app.js to ./dist/app.js.

With this configuration in place, we may trigger webpack from the command line: node_modules/.bin/webpack.

During development, it's unnecessary to minify the output, however, this will be performed automatically when you trigger webpack within a production environment: export NODE_ENV=production webpack.


But what if you prefer Less compilation instead?
No problem. Just swap mix.sass() with mix.less(), and you're done!

You'll find that most common webpack tasks become a cinch with Laravel Mix.