About this video

This course will teach you everything you need to know about the essential tools you need to become a better web developer. Through a series of real-life practical examples, we will explore a range of tools that form an essential part of your web development toolbox. We will start off by understanding Complex Dependency Management with NPM and YARN and how it will help you simplify application development and deployment. Moving along, we will cover essential tools and frameworks (such as moment.js, a modern date time calculation library) and fetch a high-speed HTTP request library, along with other relevant tools for your developer toolkit. Finally we will set up Webpack.

By the end of this tutorial, you will have all the tools necessary to simplify application development and deployment, enabling you to focus on creating apps with improved capabilities and spend less time worrying about meta problems such as dependency management, deployment, and code bundling.

Style and Approach

This tutorial is a comprehensive yet easy to follow guide, packed full of examples designed to introduce viewers to tools in web development.

Publication date:
December 2017
2 hours 37 minutes

About the Author

  • Richard Gill

    Colibri is a technology consultancy company founded in 2015 by James Cross and Ingrid Funie. The company works to help its clients navigate the rapidly changing and complex world of emerging technologies, with deep expertise in areas such as big data, Data Science, Machine Learning, and Cloud Computing. Over the past few years they have worked with some of the world's largest and most prestigious companies, including a tier-1 investment bank, a leading management consultancy group, and one of the world's most popular soft drinks companies, helping each of them to make sense of their data more effectively and process it in more intelligent ways. The company lives by its motto: Data -> Intelligence -> Action.

    Richard Gill is a Full Stack JavaScript developer. He runs ZDEV, a software consultancy that specializes in building websites and apps for small- and medium-sized clients. Richard has a Computer Science degree from Imperial College and started his career building technology at investment banks and hedge funds; he then moved on to consulting before founding his own development shop. Richard has spent three years working with React, React Native, and Redux to build websites and apps for real-world clients. He considers himself a generalist programmer who initially was expert in Java, C#, and Ruby on Rails before spending the last few years in a JavaScript/Node based environment. His company follows an apprenticeship model and all his staff were trained by him from scratch.

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