Fundamentals of Front-End Ops
Front-end paradigms are shifting fast, and among the trends singled out are task automation, painless dependency management, and quicker testing. Front-end ops, a term promulgated by Alex Sexton, deals with the synthesis of all of these responsibilities and others that front-end developers today face. We'll talk about a variety of different options available for FEDs to work efficiently and iteratively, such as Yeoman, Grunt, Gulp, Bower, and other lesser-known projects.
Here's what we'll cover:
- Why ops? Automation generates consistency
- Why front-end ops? Roles, rationales, workflow
- Getting started: Scaffolding and setup
- Automation: Grunt and Gulp
- Linting: Coding standards
- CSS: Preprocessing and aggregation
- CSS regressions
- Testing rendering engines and devices (GhostLab)
- Performance testing
- Developer tools for debugging
This session assumes some familiarity with the command line.
This is an updated version of a session presented at DrupalCamp New Jersey 2015.