By Nico Bevacqua, author of JavaScript Application Design
Committing to a build technology is hard. It’s an important choice and you should treat it as such. In this article, based on the Appendix from JavaScript Application Design, you’ll learn about three build tools used most often in front-end development workflows. The tools covered are Grunt, the configuration-driven build tool; npm, a package manager that can also double as a build tool; and Gulp, a code-driven build tool that’s somewhere in between Grunt and npm.

How to Pick your Build Tool (PDF)