With ASP.NET MVC Core 1.0 out, it's a whole new world for Microsoft web developers.
Not only do we have a faster compiler, we also have a new set of client-side tools for the command-line jockeys on your team using Visual Studio.
Front-end tools like Grunt, Gulp, npm, Bower, Node, SASS, and LESS. They sound like characters in a video game, right?
These tools are becoming the standard in your front-end web development process.
Why Do I Need Them?
And that's just the tip of the iceberg.
Over the next series of posts, we'll be covering each new front-end tool included with Visual Studio, introduce some add-ons to assist your development, and see how each tool can optimize your workflow when developing client-side (and server-side) applications.
However, be aware that each of these tools can run independently outside of Visual Studio on its own. Some companies have integrated the tooling into their IDEs to make their product more marketable (i.e. JetBrain's WebStorm).
So let's get started with LESS and SASS!