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Eric Grosse

Webpack or Browserify & Gulp: Which Is Better?

By Eric Grosse
Gone are the days where front-end developers for web applications could use ad-hoc JavaScript with jQuery and such all in a single JavaScript file. Modern web applications require more effort from the developer to adopt an overall architecture and development process. Building such front-end applications relies on lots of external dependencies and modular source code, and these elements necessitate automation to save developers time and reduce the chances of mistakes. In this article, Toptal Freelance Software Engineer Eric Grosse shows us how various combinations of the popular tools Webpack, Browserify, Gulp and Npm can benefit us by enhancing our development environment and allowing us to focus on writing the app itself.
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Anton Kanevsky

Gulp: A Web Developer's Secret Weapon for Maximizing Site Speed

By Anton Kanevsky
When dealing with web-based projects that run in the production environment, being able to build and deploy changes quickly is a top priority. However, repetitive processes such as building front-end assets, when not automated, can be prone to critical errors. In this article, Toptal Freelance Software Engineer Anton Kanevsky shows us how Gulp can solve various challenges of build automation through simple JavaScript routines.
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Mikhail Angelov

Gulp Under the Hood: Building a Stream-based Task Automation Tool

By Mikhail Angelov
Streams are a powerful construct in Node.js and in I/O driven programming in general. Gulp, a tool for task automation, leverages streams in elegant ways to allow developers to enhance their build workflow. In this article, Toptal engineer Mikhail Angelov gives us some insight into how Gulp works with streams by showing us step-by-step how to build a Gulp-like build automation tool.
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Antonios Minas

An Introduction to JavaScript Automation with Gulp

By Antonios Minas
Developers often automate certain repetitive and tedious tasks to save time as well as to stay focused on the task at hand. This article demonstrates how simple and easy it is to use Gulp as a build tool.
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