Chapter 8. Automating the Workflow

Every time we perform the same activity over and over again, it can be considered waste, and we stand losing a great opportunity to automate it.

Depending on the complexity of the workflow of our product, there are many steps that have to be performed, such as cleaning the temporary files from the last distribution, validating the code, concatenating and minifying the JavaScript files, copying resources such as images and configuration files, running the tests, and many others. Also, based on the environment, the workflow could be very different—development, staging, or production.

The topics that we'll cover in this chapter are related to workflow automation such as the following:

  • Automating the workflow with Grunt ...

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