Thank You Microsoft. Really, Thank You for

As a front-end developer I have to always be sure that whatever feature I roll out works for my customers.  In the past I had to stand up multiple VMs of various Windows OSs and Internet Explorer versions.  The Windows XP with IE6 is a favorite of mine. But now, thanks to Microsoft, there is
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Ant – Automation is a Frontenders Friend

As Frontenders, or front-end engineers, we spend a lot of time in convincing people that we are actual “engineers” so it makes sense that we should leverage tools outside of markup and script to help us do our job. This article is about one of those tools I use, Ant.

I spend a lot of time building applications as well as wireframes (in HTML/CSS/JavaScript) to work out customer requirements and to test interactions with users.  Because of this I am constantly doing “boilerplate” tasks, but I don’t need to if I use a little Ant. Continue reading