Category: transpilers

10 Languages That Compile to JavaScript

This article includes a list of ten interesting languages that can compile to JavaScript to be executed in the browser or on a platform like Node.js. Modern applications have different requirements from simple websites. But the browser is a platform with a (mostly) fixed set of technologies available, and JavaScript re...

Front-End Tooling Trends for 2017

Do you have more than two years’ development experience? Are your advanced CSS skills aided with Sass and Autoprefixer? Is your JavaScript knowledge reasonable and you’re happy using Gulp, npm, and jQuery? If so, you’re a typical developer, according to Ashley Nolan’s Front-End Tooling Survey. ...

Modular JavaScript: A Beginners Guide to SystemJS & jspm

Over the past few years, the JavaScript programming language has exploded in popularity. It has become the go-to language for developing both rich web applications, as well as hybrid mobile applications. And as JavaScript projects are becoming increasingly complex, developers are experiencing new requirements of the la...

Understanding JavaScript Modules: Bundling & Transpiling

This article was peer reviewed by Dan Prince and Ravi Kiran. Thanks to all of SitePoint’s peer reviewers for making SitePoint content the best it can be! Most folks consider modules, dependency management and dynamic loading a basic requirement for any modern programming languageā€”these are some of the most impo...

Essential Tools & Libraries for Modern JavaScript Developers

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 maintain modern JavaScript code. Invariably, confusion strikes! As ...