What’s the purpose of a technology if it doesn’t take away the pain of putting in extra efforts, which can be eliminated by automating a specific process?! We’re glad to have adapted and worked upon such technologies, tools, framework, and others, for the betterment of the projects we pick. Grunt is one such compiler tool that we use for automating the frequent tasks, freeing our team from the mundanity of such repetitive tasks.
Do you too wish to explore more about Grunt and adapt it in order to unburden yourself/your team from a range of such repetitive tasks? Well, here we share a small introduction about Grunt and a basic tutorial to get you started with it.
What is Grunt?
Grunt is an ecosystem created to automate a host of frequent tasks like minification, compilation, unit testing, and linting. It is a compiler tool for the designers to automate the repetitive tasks and speed-up the project. The core purpose of Grunt is to fasten and transform the way, a website is developed today.
Necessity of Grunt
Grunt Tutorial for the Beginners
We have been seeking the help of Grunt ever since its launch. And so far, we have had saved our team from the wastage of time and the headache of mundane activity. Let us share a tutorial on getting started with Grunt, which will help you in fastening your process and saving your team’s time and energy!
You can install and manage grunt and grunt plugin with the help of npm. To do so, you first need to setup node.js
After installing node.js, you need to install the CLI globally by using the command mentioned as below:
$ npm install -g grunt-cli
Now you need to check whether the Grunt has been properly installed or not, by using the following command. You can also check the Grunt version from here
$ grunt --version
Now you need to create package.json and gruntfile.js file in your project directory
Creating the package.json File:
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