Web Client

TH06 I Say A "Front-end Build Pipeline", "You Say WAT!?


9:30am - 10:45am

Level: Intermediate

Chris Klug

Senior Software Developer


For some time, web developers outside the .NET space have been managing their front-end resources in a different way than us .NET developers are accustomed. They have been using sounds–I mean tools–like Gulp and Grunt to do their bidding.

Now .NET developers can get also Gulp and Grunt their way through Visual Studio and automate a lot of the tasks you thought were impossible. This session will take you through Gulping your front end and Grunting out your projects. You'll also discuss topics such as npm, Bower, bundling and minification so you can sit the lunch table and know what your colleagues are Squeezing about. You just googled Squeeze didn't you?

You will learn:

  • Why using front-end build pipelines will make a lot of things easier
  • How using taskrunners like Gulp simplifies a lot of the work needed when working with client-side resources
  • How to get started using a front-end build pipeline in your projects