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Webpack makes it relatively easy to compile and minify your application’s CSS and JavaScript files. However, you are not required to use it while developing your application; you are free to use any asset pipeline tool you wish, or even none at all.

Installation Instructions:

Updating packages

To update all npm packages run:

npm update

Installing packages

To install a public package, on the command line, run:

npm install <package_name>

Compiling Assets

To compile all assets for development, run:

npm run build:dev

To compile and minify all assets for production, run:

npm run build

To watch files and recompile whenever they change, run:

npm run watch

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