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Grunt Cookbook by Jurie-Jan Botha

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Chapter 9. Authoring Plugins

In this chapter, we will cover the following recipes:

  • Finding plugins
  • Contributing to a plugin
  • Setting up a basic plugin project
  • Creating a plugin task
  • Writing tests for a plugin task
  • Adding documentation for a plugin
  • Publishing a plugin

Introduction

For the most part, Grunt is a framework that allows developers to package and configure the various tools available to web application developers in a uniform fashion. In the Grunt sphere, tools are packaged into what are called plugins, and these plugin packages all conform to Grunt operation and configuration conventions.

Some of the more popular plugins are provided by the Grunt core team, but all the others are contributed by the community of developers that use Grunt in their ...

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