FREELessons: 2Length: 12 minutes

# NPM Scripts for Build Tooling

## Introduction

00:25

When developing and deploying a web application, we need to run a number of build steps. CSS needs to be minified, Sass and ES6 need to be transpiled, and unit tests need to be run. To sequence all of these tasks, we turn to build automation tools: Grunt and Gulp are two of the most popular in the JavaScript community. However, NPM scripts are an even simpler way to perform build automation.

In this Coffee Break Course, designed to teach a new skill or concept in a single sitting, Envato Tuts+ instructor Andrew Burgess will show you how to automate web development workflow tasks, using only your package.json file.