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

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Chapter 4. Grunt in Action

It is now time to put our newfound knowledge into action. Grunt can be used in a wide variety of ways; however, the most common use case is a static website. Static websites are growing in popularity, as the web development industry requires ever-increasing levels of scalability. Although using a Content Management System (CMS) is a common method of managing a website, it is not the most efficient method of serving a website. This is because the majority of CMSs, such as WordPress, require PHP and an accompanying database. Static files on the other hand, can be hosted very cheaply on a cloud service such as Amazon's S3. Even if our website requires a server component to provide authentication, we may, for example, reduce ...

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