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. ...