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If I had to give one Tipp about front-end development: transition the buildsystem to gradle and call webpack from there. Also npm can be managed with it.

Then you can slowly introduce kotlin code, which is way more productive.

In the end I found that writing everything in kotlin, using tachyons for CSS, the kotlin-minifier for code minification and closure-compiler for optimization is the most stable way to go.

JavaScript isn't a productive language. Having build-tools in JS just complicates everything.

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