#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.