Transpiling – specific term for taking source code written in one language and transforming into another language that has a similar level of abstraction.
That is from the babel site, which you will want to checkout for in detail information
See that was informative. Now less informative no CS Babel information.
Babel is also the name of a tower, but more importantly, it is the name of an anime I use to watch when I was very young, Babel II
Babel II is about an Alien that unlocks some psychic powers and a large cat and does battle with things. It is actually good though, promise, it was when I use to watch Evangelion, before anime was available online for free.
I will write an article on webpack soon because it is other tool you will use a lot. It is mostly for packaging.