Having a handful of tools at your disposal is great. More tools means more ability to get things done quickly, as you can apply those tools as needed. But it's not always obvious how you can combine various tools to gain even further productivity improvements.
For example, combining the grunt-contrib-watch plugin with browserify, using Nodemon with ExpressJS, or having JSHint automatically run before unit tests… these are all things that can add significant value to your development workflow, but making them all work together is not always intuitive. It may be easy to get individual parts working, but the combination can go wrong if things are not set up correctly.
In this episode, then, I'll show you how to take a handful of the tools that I've shown in recent episodes and combine them to create an epic development workflow for NodeJS, ExpressJS, and more.