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Grunt Cookbook by Jurie-Jan Botha

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Linting JavaScript code

In this recipe, we'll make use of the contrib-jshint (0.11.1) plugin to detect errors and potential problems in our JavaScript code. It is also commonly used to enforce code conventions within a team or project. As can be derived from its name, it's basically a Grunt adaptation for the JSHint tool.

Getting ready

In this example, we'll work with the basic project structure we created in the Installing Grunt on a project recipe in Chapter 1, Getting Started with Grunt. Be sure to refer to it if you are not yet familiar with its contents.

How to do it...

The following steps take us through creating a sample JavaScript file and configuring a task that will scan and analyze it using the JSHint tool.

  1. We'll start by installing the ...

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