The javascript build tool nightmare


I’m looking at my options for building a bunch of AngularJS SPAs that will have no backend (the backend is a different codebase).
The js build tools system is a complete mess. It makes me wish there was a gradle way to build these.
I was wondering if anyone has setup a simple build for an SPA that does not depend on a js build system internally?



What features do you need?

For dependency management, the webjars repository may be useful

More discussion here

Thanks Lance_Java!

I noticed there is a jasmine plugin for testing.
What kind of support do we have for packaging and deployment?
Also is there a hello world of javascript for gradle?