Building modules for the front-end has become an increasingly easy problem to solve. Back in the nineties we had our Java applets, our
<BLINK> tag combinations, and those beloved
<CENTER> tags. Oh and we were mostly developing on Front Page. Anyways, time to wean off the nostalgia. Let's focus.
This time around I want to focus on Browserify, a lean build step you can take to obtain CommonJS modules in your browser today. You have no idea what CommonJS modules are or why you need them? Keep on reading!
Browserify is one of those tools that the open-source community almost takes for granted, whereas it's overlooked by the vast majority of companies, hardly making its way into projects in a professional setting. Not all is lost, sometimes big companies do the right thing and use it to develop their open-source projects.
If you're still stuck with AMD modules and their sheet-piles of documentation at work, then maybe you should consider Browserify for a change.