Hi, I'm Ian Moriarty!

I'm a software developer located in the Boston area.

When I'm not programming I enjoy homebrewing beer and sipping on a fresh cup of coffee.

Overview of Modern Javascript Tooling

2015-07-26

From The Hitchhiker's Guide to Modern JavaScript Tooling

JavaScript newcomers are often people coming from communities like Ruby and Java where opinionated, full-stack solutions exist. Frameworks like Ruby on Rails provide a lot of features out of the box - in fact the problem you may have with JavaScript is caused by that. You do not think about the building tools for your code - your template language processors, asset pipeline, cache middleware and a lot other things are pre-configured for you and they work transparently.

JavaScript tooling often consists of small tools, utilities and libraries that combined builds your code to be used in a browser. They allow you to rebuild your project after changes, run your test suite, hot reload your code and so on.

Here's a good article that overviews on the current state of modern Javascript tooling.

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Happy 2015!!!

2015-01-19

Happy New Year! I'm excited to relaunch my personal website. Here's the "stack" I decided to go with:

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