The Tools Of The JS Trade

K on March 03, 2017

A friend of mine asked me, which build tool he should use for his JavaScript project. He was like "Npm, Bower, Gulp, or Webpack? I don't know!"... ... [Read Full]
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Thank you for taking the step back to explain things. It's just what I needed. I'm someone who has had to put my head down and go through never-ending production cycles. This helps a lot as I try to get my head "above water" as I get caught up with the ecosystem.


Agreed! Nice to see something cover various tools while not being too opinionated (something I'm admittedly guilty of too often).


You should have a look at MithrilJs, it's smaller and faster than React, functional, composable, a small API so small learning curve. XHR and a router are already included when React is only a viewer plus you can write your code in ES5, no need for Babel, JSX etc...
It is being used by big Companies (Nike, Vimeo, Autodesk) and some very high traffic website (Lichess).
Personally I have a React fatigue, overwhelmed by FB marketing.
Even Hyperapp seems more interesting.


This post was about tools used in the build process of Web apps. You can use these tools with React, Mithril and Hyperapp projects.

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