Introducing Grunt


For the last few months, I’ve been working hard on grunt, a task-based command line build tool for JavaScript projects that facilitates creating new projects and makes performing repetitive but necessary tasks such as linting, unit testing, concatenating and minifying files (among other things) trivial.

Earlier today, I posted an article to the Bocoup Weblog introducing grunt, explaining why I created grunt (to make my life easier), how it was created (in Node.js JavaScript), how you’d go about using it (by typing grunt on the command line), who is already using it (the jQuery project for starters), and what its future looks like.

In addition, I’ll be in Phoenix, AZ next week for JSConf and will be talking about grunt for 15 minutes next Monday, on the “Twitter Track.” So if you want to learn more about how grunt works, first read my introducing grunt article. After you’ve done that, if you’re going to be at JSConf, come to my talk. And don’t be afraid to find me and ask me all about it!

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