Why are there so many tools in modern web development?

A lot of tools exist in modern web development. In many cases, a simple static site is all you need to make, and basic tools such as a text editor are all you need to build it (without creating new problems!). But sometimes you do need more – you’ll have a million users a minute and the site needs to be interactive. The web development ecosystem has many useful tools to use, including Babel, npm, and frameworks such as React/Vue/Angular.

This article from Victoria Kirst talks about the traditional web development workflow, and how different modern tools came about to solve different problems.


Happy building!