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Front-End Tooling with Gulp, Bower, and Yeoman by Stefan Baumgartner

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Chapter 3. A Gulp setup for local development

This chapter covers

  • Dependency chains
  • Sequential and parallel execution chains
  • Watch processes
  • On-demand development servers with live reload capabilities

In the previous chapter you learned how to use Gulp to create build pipelines to allow for a chain of different file transformations. You selected files according to different patterns, created a stream of data out of them, and transformed their contents by using several Gulp plugins, each designed to fulfill a special task.

Even though you created different processes and were able to run a multitude of transformations by the simple click of a button, you’re still a few steps away from the bigger and more comprehensive concept of automation. ...

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