Friday, July 25, 2014

Front-end tooling

Some key points

  • Desktop tools for workflow automation can save time on simple projects.
  • Command-line automation tools are better for complex projects where you need more flexibility.
  • Use an editor that gives you real-time feedback during development to maximize productivity.
  • New authoring features in the Canary DevTools make editing in the browser pleasant
  • Augment your system workflow with productivity tools like Alfred
  • Use cross-device testing, network throttling and visual regression testing for a better mobile workflow.

Choose tools you’ll use

Front-end tooling has come a long way in the last few years. That said, it’s hard not to think that developing for the web today is awesome without thinking that it’s now more complex.
The key to staying effective is choosing tools you’ll actually use. Spend time analyzing your personal workflow and select those tools that will help you become more effective.
If you have any questions, comments or tooling suggestions you’d like to share, please feel free to let us know in the comments below!

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