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


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!!!


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

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