The recording of my talk from Fronteers is now up: http://vimeo.com/52450814. In it I discuss the front-end developer tooling landscape spanning the command-line, your editor, real-time feedback, build process and a few other (hopefully) helpful pieces. Slides are also available.
I work on the Chrome team at Google, building and advocating for tools to help improve developer productivity and satisfaction.
First do it, then do it right, then do it better. This is one fundamental I always keep in mind when developing anything.
If you're a developer wishing to learn something new, regardless of skill-level, remember that as important as it is to read, it's equally as important to get out there and *do*.