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Getting Started with Grunt: The JavaScript Task Runner by Jaime Pillora

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Benefits of Grunt

Many people are of the opinion that the benefit of using Grunt (or any build tool for that matter) is to possibly save time, and often this tradeoff—of learning time versus actual development time is deemed too risky, which then leads to the programmer staying safe with the manual method. This perception is misguided. The added efficiency is only one of benefits of using Grunt, the other main benefits include: build consistency, increased effectiveness, community utilization, and task flexibility.

Efficiency

Hypothetically, let's say it takes us 2 minutes per build and we need to build (and run the tests) numerous times every hour, resulting in approximately 50 builds per day. With this schedule, it costs us approximately 100 minutes ...

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