Archive for the ‘build tools’ Category

The Ultimate Angular CLI Reference Guide

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2017.04.25: As of March 24, Angular CLI v1.0 was released. This article has been updated to reflect the latest changes. If you want to add the latest features of Angular CLI v1.0 to your existing Angular project that was generated with an earlier ver...

File Bundling and HTTP/2: Rethinking Best Practices

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This is the editorial from our latest JavaScript newsletter, subscribe here Almost all JavaScript applications these days will require some sort of build process. Even if you're not transpiling from ES2015 or TypeScript, running sort of concatenation a...

JavaScript Tooling Anxiety — Help Is at Hand

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This article was peer reviewed by Chris Perry, Nuria Zuazo and Vildan Softic. Thanks to all of SitePoint's peer reviewers for making SitePoint content the best it can be! JavaScript tooling anxiety, (or, as it's customary to abbreviate everything, TA),...

Give Grunt the Boot! A Guide to Using npm as a Build Tool

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Front-end build and workflow tools are available in abundance: Grunt, Gulp, Broccoli, and Jake to name but a few. These tools can automate almost anything you find yourself doing repeatedly in a project, from minifying and concatenating source files, t...

Essential Tools & Libraries for Modern JavaScript Developers

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Learning JavaScript is a great journey, but knowing the language and its syntax is only the beginning. Once the novice becomes a journeyman, they are confronted with a seemingly endless number of tools and libraries which are used to create, manage and...