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GruntJS and automating development tasks

Posted: Tuesday 7th January, 2014 - 9:16pm
Author: James Griffiths

The sheer number of processes and tools required for front-end development can often be time-consuming and frustrating to work with, particularly with the pressures of looming deadlines and potential bug-fixes. Add to this the adoption and promotion, by the web community, of new technologies and workflow innovations and it can sometimes feel a little overwhelming to try and tick all the boxes when it comes to a project build.

Enter Grunt JS, an automated task runner, that allows developers to streamline their workflow by consolidating various tools and processes into one build script that’s simply run from the command line. Whether you need to test your Javascript syntax, minify and concatenate different scripts or stylesheets, compress images or all of the above (not to mention other workflow processes that can be added/configured as per your requirements) and Grunt JS helps drastically reduce development time.

Sounds too good to be true? Read on...