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Archive Archive for March, 2014

Developer Workflow

Getting Started with Yeoman & Grunt

Posted on March 7th, 2014.

Why use Grunt? In one word: automation. The less work you have to do when performing repetitive tasks like minification, compilation, unit testing, linting, etc, the easier your job becomes. After you’ve configured it, a task runner can do most of that mundane work for you—and your team—with basically zero effort. Grunt is a...


Programming Patterns

JavaScript Design Patterns: Introduction

Posted on March 3rd, 2014.

One of the most important aspects of writing maintainable code is being able to notice the recurring themes in that code and optimize them. This is an area where knowledge of design patterns can prove invaluable. In the first part of this book, we will explore the history and importance of design patterns which can really be applied to...