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Grunt Cookbook by Jurie-Jan Botha

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Chapter 1. Getting Started with Grunt

In this chapter, we will cover the following recipes:

  • Installing the Grunt CLI
  • Installing Grunt on a project
  • Installing a plugin
  • Setting up a basic web server
  • Watching files for changes
  • Setting up LiveReload
  • Processing only changed files
  • Importing external data

Introduction

Grunt is a popular new task automation framework built upon the Node.js platform. It offers a wide range of features that allow you to streamline your project workflow and save time and energy by automating repetitive tasks, such as checking code quality, running tests, compiling templates and code, publishing to various types of services, and much more.

Task automation has been around since the beginning of software development and can probably be ...

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