For quite some time, webdevelopers outside of the .NET space have been using task runners like Gulp and Grunt to handle their front end resources. However, until lately, most .NET devs have left that up to Visual Studio and ASP.NET. At least if we generalize a little. This has some pros and cons. However, with the release of ASP.NET 5, those features are being removed from Visual Studio, and replaced by native Node and Gulp/Grunt integration. This will change the way we build ASP.NET applications in the future. And even if you stick with ASP.NET 4.5, the community is moving in this direction.
Are you feeling a little unsure of what this means to you? Not 100% sure what Gulp and Grunt is, and how they fit into your life? Feeling a little lost when people start talking about Node, npm, Bower, bundling and minification? Why not go to this talk and get an understanding of the fundamentals of this new process, and what it means to you?