Getting Started with Gulp
By Travis Maynard
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Final Release Date: January 2015
Pages: 120

Gulp is a fast and powerful JavaScript task runner that is built upon the node.js platform. It allows you to create tasks that can automate common workflow processes. Gulp.js is comparatively new and has been developed keeping in mind the issues that developers have encountered with Grunt.

Getting Started with Gulp introduces you to the world of building and testing JavaScript applications using gulp. This book is a hands-on guide to get you up to speed with gulp. It will instill you with the ability to automate several common development tasks to vastly improve your development workflow. It will get you started with gulp quickly and efficiently, providing you with core concepts of gulp, node.js, and npm.

By the end of this book, you will be able to create your very own gulp environments from scratch, create and maintain tasks and project builds, and automate your workflow with plugins and custom tasks.

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All of this information can be found easily with a google search. He barely glosses over the most basic parts of gulp with the most basic sample architecture. He even uses myth instead of sass. I learned absolutely nothing. Do not purchase this book. Find a blog post & read other project's gulpfiles on github. Most of this is padding to make the book longer. He'll include text explaining a command, then code block showing the code, then screenshot of the code in his atom editor. Cash grab.

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