The Most Amazing Ten JavaScript Plugins, Libraries and Productivity Tools

Our engineers at have been able to produce high quality projects because of the tools that they use. We will show you some of these fantastic tools Today so you can learn as to what productivity tools, plugins, and libraries JavaScript streamers use to assist us to be highly proficient.

What Is JavaScript?

“JavaScript is a young-for-its-age language. It was originally intended to do small tasks in webpages, tasks for which Java was too heavy and clumsy. But JavaScript is a surprisingly capable language, and it is now being used in larger projects.”(JSLint).

Here are the ten (10) best JavaScript productivity tools, plugins, and libraries recommended by engineers:


Git is a free and open source distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency, and comes highly recommended by engineers.


JSDoc 3 is an API documentation generator for JavaScript, similar to JavaDoc or PHPDoc. You add documentation comments directly to your source code, right along side the code itself. The JSDoc Tool will scan your source code, and generate a complete HTML documentation website for you.


JSLint is a JavaScript program that looks for problems in JavaScript programs. It is a code quality tool.


Another productivity tool highly recommended by engineers is Grunt. Grunt is a task-based command line build tool for JavaScript projects. Grunt and Grunt plugins are installed and managed via npm, the Node.js package manager.


According to Antonios Minas, in his article at TOPTAL, An Introduction to JavaScript Automation with Gulp, “Gulp is a build system that employs Node.js’s streams to implement an asynchronous source-destination approach to automation. Everything is written in JavaScript, so it is easy for anyone with intermediate coding knowledge to get started.” Check out the remainder of the article, which makes for a very interesting read.


QUnit is a powerful, easy-to-use JavaScript unit testing framework. It’s used by the jQuery, jQuery UI and jQuery Mobile projects and is capable of testing any generic JavaScript code, including itself. .


Jasmin is an assembler for the Java Virtual Machine. It takes ASCII descriptions of Java classes, written in a simple assembler-like syntax using the Java Virtual Machine instruction set. It converts them into binary Java class files, suitable for loading by a Java runtime system.



Webpack is a module bundler. It takes modules with dependencies and generates static assets representing those modules.


Web sites are really made up of many things such as frameworks, libraries, assets, and utilities. Bower manages all these things for you. Bower can manage components that contain HTML, CSS, JavaScript, fonts or even image files. Bower doesn’t concatenate or minify code or do anything else — it just installs the right versions of the packages you need and their dependencies.

That’s it! The ten (10) best JavaScript tools, plugins, and libraries to help you become more productive according to engineers. What are your favorite JavaScript productivity tools? What did we miss in this list that definitely needs to be added to make it complete? is a livestreaming platform to watch real people from all around the world code products live. Join us today and start streaming your projects, develop or watch dozens of streamers, ask questions and learn how to program together!

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Originally published at on March 21, 2016.

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