Client-side JavaScript offers no way to manage multiple scripts within the browser. If you have 20 scripts, you must place 20 script tags into a page in the correct order. Luckily, there are workarounds. In this video Craig Buckler demonstrates three of these: Ajax techniques, transpilers, and build tools. Novice JavaScript developers should know each of these methods, which are crucial to the management of files and dependencies.

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Craig Buckler is an experienced Web Developer working in the UK who started his career creating desktop software. Craig has worked for a number of well-known companies, including Microsoft, MSN, and Thomson Reuters, as well as the UK & EU governments. Craig is the prolific author of countless articles and tutorials on HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, JQuery, PHP, and Node.js.

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