Javascript - Toolchain (Build tools)


This page is about building/shipping in the context of Javascript

A JavaScript build toolchain typically consists of:

Build Operations

bundler and task runner are orchestrator tools for build operations such as:

  • compilers / transpilers such as Babel to:
    • write modern JavaScript code that still works in older browsers.
    • transform an adapted web language (jsx, …) into a browser language (js)
  • merge/concate
    • minify the HTML, CSS, JS files
    • optimise images.
Task Runner