What Front-End Build Systems are for
The rest of the chapter explains how to perform some of the most common tasks. It will show how to:
- Automatically include references to Bower packages
- Compile Sass files to CSS
- Perform tasks and automatically reload the browser when changes are detected in a file
The tool used to show how to perform these tasks is Gulp, since it is the tool the .NET community is mostly leaning toward. Later in the chapter there is also a quick introduction to webpack, which was already briefly mentioned in Chapter 3 since it is used by the Angular Command Line tool and is gaining a lot of traction in the front-end development community.
Tomorrow I'll give a quick introduction to webpack, so come back for more.
If you are liking this series of posts, please consider pre-ordering my upcoming book "Front-end Development with ASP.NET Core, Angular, and Bootstrap", from which all these extracts are taken, and cover all of these topics more in details.