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A Quick-Start Guide to Using Node to Bundle JavaScript Modules for Sitecore

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  1. Node.js for (.NET) Dummies
  2. A quick-start guide to using Node to bundle JavaScript modules for Sitecore
  3. A guide to automating Sitecore development tasks with Gulp

This tutorial is aimed at Sitecore/.NET developers who are new to the node universe. We will build Sitecore renderings that use JavaScript modules, and learn how to get started with the following frameworks:

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Node.js for (.NET) Dummies

This post is part of a series

  1. Node.js for (.NET) Dummies
  2. A quick-start guide to using Node to bundle JavaScript modules for Sitecore
  3. A guide to automating Sitecore development tasks with Gulp

This post is for my fellow .NET/Sitecore developers who find themselves trying to avoid JavaScript like the plague. For the record, I do not think my peers are dummies. On the contrary, Sitecore is incredibly complex, so I think anyone who can jump into this under-documented framework, weave through constant version changes, and still produce a beautiful, usable product is a very skilled individual. Yet I’ve worked with enough Sitecore power-houses to know that JavaScript scares even the best Sitecore devs, and most often we end up with a single monolitic JavaScript file that contains scattared code covering the entire site, and is a nightmare to maintain. If this sounds familiar to you, then read on. If not, then consider yourself lucky and go give your boss a high five.

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