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JavaScript Gulp Basics Welcome to Gulp.js Gulp in Action

Usman Mehmood
Usman Mehmood
Full Stack JavaScript Techdegree Student 14,330 Points

How useful is gulp?

It seems we're using Gulp for the production environment (i.e. minifying JS, etc...) even though this is something we should do last when working on a project. Am I understanding this wrong? Doesn't it make more sense to use non-minified versions of javascript until you have to make the production version?

1 Answer

Sean T. Unwin
Sean T. Unwin
28,690 Points

That's the beauty of Gulp, and customizing build tooling in general. That is that you can create different functionality for what to do in specific environments e.g. development, production, QA.

To address the title of your question, yes, Gulp is useful and can be extremely useful. It's all up to you how to create the pipelines for your build processes.