How to Grunt and Gulp Your Way to Workflow Automation

Microsoft’s Etienne Margraff explains how to use developer automation software like Gulp and Grunt to make your development workflow simple.

Gulp sounds promising. But like ever read somewhere (forgot the link), if Grunt is enough for doing the jobs, then won’t necessary to learn the same tool.

And here’s another quote to strengthen the statement:

If you are using a really standard workflow with common steps like jshint, uglifying, css validating etc., Grunt is a good choice. If you are up to more complicated tasks, gulp will be a good wingman.

Source: How to Grunt and Gulp Your Way to Workflow Automation

JavaScript Workflow Automation Using Grunt and Gulp

When you are new to front-end development and start mastering HTML5, CSS and JavaScript, the obvious next step is to put your hands on tools that most developers use to stay sane in this complex space. You too deserve to have more flexibility and features while writing your CSS sheets by using Less. You too deserve to optimize bandwidth by minifying your JS code. You too deserve to be able to automatically check that your JS code is good using JSHint.

Good introduction. And it has both Grunt and Gulp in one post. Even though it’s sponsored, but definitely good read. Favorited.

Source: JavaScript Workflow Automation Using Grunt and Gulp

Grunt for People Who Think Things Like Grunt are Weird and Hard ◆ 24 ways

Chris Coyier grabs Grunt by the snow-white fur of its Santa suit and places it firmly (but gently) in your webdev grotto to dish out its Christmas gifts — and maybe even chuck you under the chin and sit you on its broad and comfy knee. Not at all creepy. No. Nope.

From the article:

Feels pretty comfortable at this point, hey? The only weird bit there is the spawn thing. And you know what? I don’t even really know what that does. From what I understand from the documentation it is the smart default. That’s real-world development. Just leave it alone if it’s working and if it’s not, learn more.

Golden.

Source: Grunt for People Who Think Things Like Grunt are Weird and Hard ◆ 24 ways