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5 Simple Steps Fast Reads: Build Tools by Gavin Davies - sample project

Sample code for the book "5 Simple Steps Fast Reads: Build Tools" by Gavin Davies.

This repository is an example project showing how a build file might be written.

This project has two key files:

  • Gulpfile.js - build file for the Gulp build tool
  • Gruntfile.js - build file for the Grunt build tool

Dependencies

You will need:

  • NodeJS with NPM installed

You will also need to install either Grunt or Gulp, depending on which one you want to use - you can install both if you like, but you should only use one per project.

# If you are using Grunt:
npm install --global grunt-cli

# If you are using Gulp:
npm install --global gulp

Installation

Clone this repository to a directory on your computer. Then, install the dependencies with:

npm install

Running the Gulp build

Running it once:

gulp

Running it in "watch" mode, with a local webserver on http://localhost:3003/ :

gulp dev

Running the Grunt build

grunt

Running it in "watch" mode, with a local webserver on http://localhost:3004/ :

grunt dev

LiveReload

Install LiveReload for Chrome. Both Grunt and Gulp build files have live reload configured so you can make changes and the browser will refresh automatically whenever you change anything.

More info?

This repository is designed as a companion to the short book "5 Simple Steps Fast Reads: Build Tools" by Gavin Davies which is available for the price of a cup of coffee!