Getting Started with Grunt: The JavaScript Task Runner
By Jaime Pillora
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Final Release Date: February 2014
Pages: 132

In Detail

In recent times, modern web browsers have become the application platform of choice. Grunt, along with its wide range of plugins, provides a simple way of managing the large number of build tasks required to maintain a sophisticated web application.

Getting Started with Grunt: The JavaScript Task Runner provides you with all the information you need to become an effective Grunt power-user. You will quickly learn how to install, configure, and run Grunt. You will go on to understand how to use third-party Grunt and then create your own Grunt tasks that cater to your particular needs.

This book first demonstrates various Grunt use cases before running through the steps of installing, configuring, running, and customizing Grunt. You will learn how to install Node.js, the Node.js package manager (npm), and Grunt. Then, you will understand how to set up and configure a personalized Grunt environment. Next, you will look at the various methods of running and customizing Grunt to utilize its flexibility. Finally, to emphasise what has been learnt, you will see a complete example build of a web application.

Getting Started with Grunt: The JavaScript Task Runner will enable you to create your very own Grunt environments from scratch and fully utilize Grunt’s large feature set to effectively solve your custom requirements.

Approach

A step-by-step, practical tutorial to help you transform into a Grunt power-user.

Who this book is for

This book is for JavaScript developers who want to get to grips with GruntJS and use it to build and test their JavaScript applications. The only requirement for this book is a basic understanding of objects and functions in JavaScript.

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Helpful overview

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  • Helpful examples

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    Comments about oreilly Getting Started with Grunt: The JavaScript Task Runner:

    This is a very helpful overview and got my up and running in an afternoon. The code examples are great, I recommend downloading them and editing them to get to know how it all works in addition to reading the book.

    My own minor quibble about the book is that the formatting/design of the eBook could be a bit better. I know that the book is printed in black&white to save on costs but it'd be nice if the PDF was colour.

     
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    Best getting started book i've read

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    • Concise
    • Easy to understand
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    • Well-written

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    • Intermediate

    Comments about oreilly Getting Started with Grunt: The JavaScript Task Runner:

    Great Book, learnt a lot about Grunt, better than any tutorial I have looked up online. Also good info about nodejs and other modules.

    Would have given it 5 starts if it had covered Yeoman as well but nothing is perfect. One of the best Getting Started books i have read so far.

    Would recommend it for intermediate and intermediate level people

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