Best Build Tools For Frontend Development

Web technologies are constantly evolving, and fast, web development tools are no different. If it is a brand new tool popping up, it is a new version and staying up to date can be tricky. If you are new to web development you might be wondering about what do you need in your frontend development tool kit, indeed the right tools will save your time, improve your workflow and take your development capabilities to new heights., But with so many different tools to choose from, it can become pretty overwhelming, so where to start, let us take a look at your frond-end essentials, let us get introduced to tools and understand how they are useful and how can they prove to be valuable for a developer.

First and foremost all frontend editors need a tip-top code editor as this is where you will create and edit source code, now there are loads and loads of different code editors to choose from, some of the most popular ones include Atom, Sublime Text, Notepad++ and Vim. So what is essential while choosing a code editor, above all look for a well designed, efficient,  ultra-speedy interface, there are several tools which do this best. Still, arguably the best and the most popular one is  Sublime Text.

The secret to this software’s success lies in the vast array of keyboard shortcuts enabling you to perform simultaneous editing that is making the same interactive changes to multiple selected areas at once as well as quick navigation to files symbols and lines. When you are spending more than 8 to 10 hours with these editors each day, these shortcuts do add up.

An absolute must be for your frontend developer tool kit is Chrome developer tools are a set of debugging tools built into chrome, they let you edit your HTML and CSS at the same time and debug your JavaScript all while viewing a thorough performance analysis of your website. Chrome developer tools are available in both Google Chrome and the Safari browsers, they give you access to the internals of your web applications. You can use the device mode to check how responsive your website is while building as the sources panel can be used to debug your JavaScript, and the timeline identifies any runtime performance issues.

Google releases regular updates, so it is vital to keep checking their websites and also tune in to the Google Developer’s Youtube channel to stay up to date on any of the news on new releases.  Although there are hundreds of different Softwares and programming tools available, one of the most important things to remember is that each developer has a different set of skills and responds to software differently so you must see for yourself what fits.

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