I’m still having issues with the modern toolchain for front end development. Fortunately my teammates who have are more experienced with this have gotten angular, gulp, phantomjs node, npm, bower, jasmine, and who knows what else setup. This means I can just hang new pieces onto the existing infrastructure without needing to know how to bootstrap the entire stack, which is good for getting started with it. This toolchain is complex and I’m not sure how much I need to know about each of them.
This is definitely better than my previous front end experiences, although front end work still isn’t something that I want to do lots of. Finding a tool set that I like better will make it easier to do when it does come across my plate in the future.