6 Best Build Tools for Frontend Development


Front end development belongs with a ‘client-side’ development where users visually see first in their browser or application. Website look is designed by front-end developers or we can say front-end developers are responsible for the website look, feel, and design of the site. Our Website Development Company in UAE has frontend developers to analyze the code, design the code, and debugging applications.

 

Development code and production code both are two different things. Our Website design and development company builds such a package for production code that runs fast and are able to do many tasks simultaneously such as automate tasks, load external modules, and manage dependencies. For production code, developers don’t need to code they just use some tools to convert the development code into production code. These tools are known to build tools. In a custom web development company, frontend developers use different types of build tools such as module loaders/bundlers, package managers, and task runners.

 

Here is the best build tools list that is used in frontend development. They don’t have a graphical user interface because they run in the command line.

 

1. Browserify                          

Browserify works as a Node.js module loader. Browserify bundles all Node.js dependencies into a single file. When you declare any scripts to the browser then it takes the scripts and combines them together into one file. You can name this file according to you but usually, most docs are saved as bundle.js. If you have too many JS files referenced in your HTML, then Browserify can help you to solve this problem.

 

2. Webpack

Webpack is also a module bundler that takes disparate dependencies and creates modules for them. Since this is a bundler so it bundles the entire network into output files. These files can be easily managed.

 

3. NPM

NPM stands for Node Package Maid that works as a default package manager of Node.js. You can easily install NPM. It is built with cross-platform software like Windows, Linux, Macos, and Smaros. It also consists of hundreds of thousands of packages.

 

4. Yarn

Yarn is also a frontend package manager that can be used as an alternative to NPM. It is compatible with all Node.js packages. It has fast build times. Yarn offers extra security by using checksums to verify the integrity of packages. It also provides a flat mode to avoid creating duplicates.

 

5. Grunt

Grunt is a task runner that helps you to automate repetitive tasks like linting, testing, minification, and others. Grunt has a straightforward configuration process and can easily run on any operating system because it’s a cross-platform command-line tool.

 

6. Gulp

Gulp also works as an automated task runner and gives the strongest competition to Grunt. Gulp has minimal API surface for simple adoption. Gulp is used to automate front-end tasks such as CSS preprocessing.

 

Front End Programming Languages

HTML, CSS, and JavaScript all are front-end languages.  JQuery is also a front-end programming language but now it’s outdated and at the place of JQuery, modern browsers are used which do the same work more quickly than JQuery.  JavaScript library is used in many legacy projects. Sometimes front-end developer is also called a JavaScript developer. Front end developers don’t interact with information stored on a database. Our Website Development Company designs static sites for small business owners and restaurants as well.

 

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