What Problem Are We Solving?
During your journey through this site, you'll use Webpack, Karma, Jasmine, Babel, and many different plugins and extensions, all to get a very basic development environment working. There will be little handwaving. We'll add tools and configuration only when needed to solve a specific problem.
What you Need
You just need a UNIX-like operating system where you can install basic software and run commands. I'll tell you
what to install when, but I'm assuming you have a shell where you can do stuff like
cat, where you
have configured a text editor to write code, and where you can install software like Node.
How to Read this
The book's code is executed as the book is published, so you should go through this and type what it says type, write the code it says to write, and view things in the browser when told. Even if early stuff feels remedial, it's useful for your hands to type code, especially when you see the surprisingly small amount of configuration you have to type for basic things.
OK, let's get to it!