Web Server

VSW09 Living in a Command Line Web Development World (NPM, Bower, Gulp, and More)


1:45pm - 3:00pm

Level: Introductory

Ben Dewey


Mobile Practice Lead, Windows Division

Tallan, Inc

With the new release of Visual Studio 2015, Microsoft is embracing the community with the inclusion of popular command line tools such as NPM, Bower, Grunt, and Gulp. These tools are powerful for building large web applications with multiple dependencies from third-party and open source frameworks. This session will show you how to use all of these new tools, in the context of Visual Studio 2015 using the new xproj type. You'll see full site created with common techniques found in these scripting tools, such as copying, concatenating, linting, and minification.

You will learn:

  • How to manage common build tasks with Gulp
  • Using the new Visual Studio Tools and ASP.NET 5 project type
  • Also cover NPM and BOWER