#build tools

Build tools are programs that automate the process of creating a software application. They are used to compile source code, run tests, package applications, and deploy them into production environments. Build tools help developers save time by automating the process of building an application from its source code. In JavaScript development, build tools like Grunt, Gulp, Webpack, and Browserify can be used to automate tasks such as minifying code, running unit tests, and compiling Sass or Less files.
DevOps.js Conf 2022DevOps.js Conf 2022
31 min
The Inner Workings of Vite Build
Vite unbundled ESM dev server and fast HMR are game-changing for DX. But Vite also shines when building your production applications.This talk will dive into how the main pieces fit together to bundle and minify your code:Vite build as an opinionated Rollup setup.How esbuild is used as a fast TS and JSX transpile and a minifier.The production plugins pipeline.Modern frameworks (Nuxt, SvelteKit, Astro, among others) have chosen Vite, augmenting the DX and optimizations for their target use case.We'll discover Vite as a polished and extendable toolkit to craft optimized modern apps.
React Finland 2021React Finland 2021
36 min
The Eternal Sunshine of the Zero Build Pipeline
For many years, we have migrated all our devtools to Node.js for the sake of simplicity: a common language (JS/TS), a large ecosystem (NPM), and a powerful engine. In the meantime, we moved a lot of computation tasks to the client-side thanks to PWA and JavaScript Hegemony.
So we made Webapps for years, developing with awesome reactive frameworks and bundling a lot of dependencies. We progressively moved from our simplicity to complex apps toolchains. We've become the new Java-like ecosystem. It sucks.
It's 2021, we've got a lot of new technologies to sustain our Users eXperience. It's time to have a break and rethink our tools rather than going faster and faster in the same direction. It's time to redesign the Developer eXperience. It's time for a bundle-free dev environment. It's time to embrace a new frontend building philosophy, still with our lovely JavaScript.
Introducing Snowpack, Vite, Astro, and other Bare Modules tools concepts!
JSNation Live 2021JSNation Live 2021
31 min
Vite: Rethinking Frontend Tooling
Vite is a new build tool that intends to provide a leaner, faster, and more friction-less workflow for building modern web apps. This talk will dive into the project's background, rationale, technical details and design decisions: what problem does it solve, what makes it fast, and how does it fit into the JS tooling landscape.
React Advanced Conference 2023React Advanced Conference 2023
20 min
Micro-Frontends With React & Vite Module Federation
From my experience one of the hardest things is to share information between microfrontends, so in this talk I would like to explain various ways on how to share a design system to ensure uniformity to the application. Another difficult thing is sharing dependencies, fortunately with module federation it can be done, but how can I use different versions of the same library and how does it work behind the scenes?
I'm the creator of module-federation/vite library, with React and this library, I'd like to show you how you can achieve these results by configuring everything correctly.
TypeScript Congress 2023TypeScript Congress 2023
30 min
Are the (module) types wrong?
Have you ever installed a dependency, imported it just like the README instructs, and immediately been met with strange TypeScript errors about default imports, the output module format, or ESM/CommonJS interoperability? When everything works at runtime but TypeScript complains, you might wonder, is this a TypeScript bug? Or… are the types wrong?
The JavaScript module and package publishing landscape is complicated. Nearly one third of the most popular types-included npm packages have some sort of module-related typings issue that can cause confusion for users. But things are starting to improve. In this talk, we’ll:

- explore how we got here—why are things complicated?
- develop a simple and accurate mental model for how TypeScript sees packages
- see how the `arethetypeswrong` tool can help catch issues before publishing
- look at trends in the `arethetypeswrong` data for popular packages over time
- discuss next steps for making the typed package ecosystem better
JSNation 2023JSNation 2023
22 min
Start Building Your Own JavaScript Tools
Your first JavaScript tool might not be the next Babel or ESLint, but it can be built on them! Let's demystify the secret art of JavaScript tools, how they work, and how to build our own. We'll discover the opportunities in our everyday work to apply these techniques, writing our own ESLint rules to prevent mistakes and code transforms to make breaking changes easy to apply. We’ll walk through the fundamentals of working with an abstract syntax tree, and develop our understanding through a live-code. You will be amazed at what you can build, and together we’ll explore how to get started.
React Summit 2023React Summit 2023
7 min
No CRA? What now?
So CRA is no more and it probably was about time. The React docs suggest Next, Remix or Gatsby...but you're not ready yet for a full-blown React Meta-Framework and really just want pure React. Any alternatives? In this talk, I'm going to explore exactly that. We've got 7 minutes, so no slides, just code where we're going to set up a new React standalone application using Nx.
React Day Berlin 2022React Day Berlin 2022
29 min
The State of React Tooling
Emerging build tools such as Bun, ESBuild, SWC and Rome will transform how we work with React in the future. Let's take a look at their current state, look at what's needed to adopt them and predict how the landscape will evolve.
JSNation Live 2020JSNation Live 2020
11 min
Javascript Tooling - The Evolution and Future of JS & Front-end Build Tools
In this talk, I'd go through the Evolution of JavaScript Tooling and frontend build tools, Javascript itself and the future of them all.
Also, Babel and other build tools, what they might most likely be in the future. Also, I'd talk about javascript itself as a language, it's present and it's future.
React Summit Remote Edition 2021React Summit Remote Edition 2021
26 min
React Without JavaScript?
If React runs on a server and no one is around to see it, does it still make a sound? In this talk, Fred explores the world of server-side optimizations: what's possible today and what does the future hold? Featuring a sneak peek at an exciting new, never-before-seen project from the Snowpack team to help you build faster sites with React!