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Node.js Blueprints by Krasimir Tsonev

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Discovering Gulp

Gulp is a build system that has become quite popular. It's almost the same concept as Grunt. We are able to create tasks that do something for us. Of course, there are a lot of plugins. In fact, most of the main Grunt plugins have equivalent plugins in Gulp. However, there are some differences, which are mentioned in the following points:

  • There is a configuration file, but it is called gulpfile.js
  • Gulp uses streams to process the files, which means that it doesn't create any temporary file or folder. This may lead to the better performance of the task runner.
  • Gulp follows the code-over-configuration principle, that is, while we set up the Gulp tasks, the process is like coding rather than writing the configurations. This makes Gulp ...

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