GruntJS – What is Task Runner ?

In one word: automation. The less work you have to do when performing repetitive tasks like minification, compilation, unit testing, linting, etc, the easier your job becomes. After you’ve configured it, a task runner can do most of that mundane work for you and your team with basically no effort.

Task Runners are:

  • Grunt
  • Gulp

Required technologies:

  • Javascript
  • NodeJS

All the task runners cascade the following properties:
– Consistency
– Effectiveness
– Efficiency
– Repeatability

Why to use GruntJS ?

  • Grunt prefers the configuration model approach to coding. This simplifies the development approach by adding the required functionalities directly as plug-ins.
  • Grunt allows users to customize their tasks through predefined plug-ins. This eases the work to great extent.
  • Grunt allows users to add their custom developed plug-ins and publish them to npm. Apart of officially maintained plug-ins there are many custom developed plug-ins offering wide range of tasks.
  • Grunt extends access to many predefined plug-ins which could be used to work with JavaScript tasks and on static content.

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