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Gregory Myers21,988 Points
Newbie: Grunt or Gulp?
Hi All! I'm looking to get my feet wet with some task automation to simplify some build steps, but I'm not sure where to start. Grunt has been around longer but the community around gulp seems to be more active now. How useful are these tools to lone developers (aka not part of a team)? How often do you use them? What are the main differences? Which (if any) of them do you think would be best for a new user? Thanks!
Katherine WakefieldCourses Plus Student 4,154 Points
Alex Robertson-BrownCourses Plus Student 8,956 Points
There was a similar question answered here - https://teamtreehouse.com/forum/why-use-gulp-instead-of-grunt-where-does-gulp-excel-over-what-grunt-can-do
In what I've read online they are really similar. There are a few differences, but I think it comes down to personal preference. I've tried both and I found Gulp better, I much preferred the syntax of the gulpfile. I think its like choosing between sass or less. Its better to use one of them, then not use a task runner at all.
As for a lone developer if you want a simpler option you could look into CodeKit. Grunt & Gulp are better for larger teams as they are free and can be customised a lot to meet a specific workflow.