Building and testing projects

We have already talked about building and testing TypeScript projects at the beginning of this book. In this section, we will go a little bit further for frontend projects, including the basis of using Webpack to load static assets as well as code linting.

Static assets packaging with webpack

Modularizing helps code keep a healthy structure and makes it maintainable. However, it could lead to performance issues if development-time code written in small modules are directly deployed without bundling for production usage. So static assets packaging becomes a serious topic of frontend engineering.

Back to the old days, packaging JavaScript files was just about uglifying source code and concatenating files together. The ...

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