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Mastering JavaScript High Performance by Chad R. Adams

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Chapter 3. Understanding JavaScript Build Systems

In this chapter, we will learn about JavaScript build systems and their advantages for JavaScript performance testing and deployment. We will also incorporate JavaScript code testing into our build system using the knowledge we gained about JSLint in the last chapter.

In short, we are going to cover the following topics in this chapter:

  • What is a build system?
  • Setting up our build system
  • Creating a distribution

What is a build system?

Typically, a build system is an automated process that assists developers writing clean optimized code. We may think that such a thing would be standard across all programming languages. Now, compiled languages usually have a compiler; a compiler takes a program written ...

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