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Why take Learn Build Tools?

Start creating your own professional web applications. This course will teach you the tools engineering teams use to make their code portable across browsers, optimized for loading, and efficiently served to users. These tools are used by most companies, but usually have to be learned on the job. Get a head start by adding to your Web Development toolchain.

Take-Away Skills

In this course, you’ll learn:

  • What build tools are and why professional engineering teams use them
  • How to use common tools, concepts, and processes you’ll need on the job
  • How build tools create code that is optimized for loading and portable across browsers
  • How to easily and efficiently add many types of resources into a project like HTML, CSS, JavaScript, images, fonts, and more
  • How to set up these tools for your existing projects

Note on Prerequisites:

A strong foundation in Front-End Development (HTML/CSS/JavaScript) and Node.js are prerequisites for this course.

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  1. 1
    Learn about what the Learn Build Tools course has in store!
  2. 2
    Get familiar with the fundamentals of using Build Tools!
  3. 3
    Learn about browser compatibility and JavaScript ES6+ to ES5 transpilation.
  4. 4
    Learn how to bundle a web application using Webpack!
  5. 5
    Learn how to bundle web applications with esbuild, Parcel, and Vite!

What you'll create

Portfolio projects that showcase your new skills

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How you'll master it

Stress-test your knowledge with quizzes that help commit syntax to memory

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I know from first-hand experience that you can go in knowing zero, nothing, and just get a grasp on everything as you go and start building right away.
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