A freak snowstorm provided me with insights on how I could make JavaScript application development faster, more enjoyable, and ostensibly more profitable by improving my workflow. The goal of this chapter is to teach others how to do the same.

Don’t Shovel Snow

Don’t mistake activity with achievement.

—John Wooden

We had a huge snowstorm in Kansas that people were affectionately calling, “The Blizzard of Oz.” Like many people with school-age children, ours was a house divided. Our children looked forward to a day off from school, frolicking outside and returning to cups of warm cocoa while cozying up next to the fire. My ...

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