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npm vs gulp vs webpack vs what the heck?! - Beginner

12th July 2017 in London at CodeNode

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There's a lot of confusion about what are exactly the differences between all the tooling options. Beyond the clear divergences like npm script and gulp being task managers and webpack or browserify bundlers, there's a humongous question usually unanswered: When to use any of these utils?

There is no silver bullet in engineering. When facing singleton scripts npm is brilliant. When piping multiple complex scripts gulp shine like a diamond. If you need to bundle any ES6 project maybe babel is enough. Or brunch. Or for a lot of bult-in cool feature webpack is unbeatable.

Know the differences, master the tools.

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