5 May /Dropbox & Webpack

Posted by Ryan Stone

I’ve had a major issue with Angular 2/Webpack for the past few months. I store all my development files in Dropbox as a second layer of backup and an issue came up that would make me bounce the server every time I changed a file. Not cool.

The office joke is “it’s Tmux’s fault” and we eliminated Tmux, uninstalled Node, NPM, Yarn, etc. Nothing worked. My colleague Alex pointed out the repo was in Dropbox so I moved it to another folder and magically it started working again.

So take note, if you’re having live reload or similar issues and it’s in Dropbox, take it out.