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JavaScript Gulp Basics Improving your Gulp Task Pipelines Putting Multiple Tasks Together

Ryan Doran
Ryan Doran
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gulp.series() & gulp.parallel()

for Gulp 4 users (anyone that has recently downloaded gulp):

Gulp.series() with a list of task dependencies as arguments will perform the tasks based upon the order you have them within the parenthesis. Gulp.parallel() produces an async task, indiscriminate of the order.


gulp.task('default', gulp.series('a', 'b', 'c'));

In this case, tasks a, b, and c will run in sequential order.

however with

gulp.task('default', gulp.parallel('a', 'b', 'c'));

the tasks will run task a, b, and c at the same time.

Gulp 4 makes life easier, and no need to add 'return' to your gulp tasks in the gulpfile.js file.