Alternatives to Gulp
Process Automation Alternatives
Globs are wildcard patterns that refer to files. Globs or arrays of globs are used as inputs in task source.
Plugins are the means through which gulp accomplishes each process. Plugins are installed through
npm and initiated using require.
For Gulp, tasks always have a source and a destination. In between them lie the pipes that call each plugin and output the transmuted results to the next pipe.
The watchers watch the source files for changes and call tasks whenever a change is detected.
watchers or other pieces of code used by tasks.
A Straightforward Task
Employing a Watcher
This command starts the default task which initiates the watcher. At this
gulp.src([ , ])
gulp.task(, [ ],
Finally, we call Gulp’s watch function to point at any file ending with .scss and whenever a change event occurs, to run the
gulp.watch(, [ ]);
scss task run as a dependency to that. Finally, you can use gulp-rename to add the .min suffix to the resulting files.
npm packages that can be converted into browser code.
Similar to Browserify, Webpack aims to convert modules with dependencies to static files. This one gives more freedom to the user as to how the module dependencies will be
set, and does not aim to follow Node.js’s code style.
Gulp-karma brings the infamous testing environment to Gulp. Karma follows the least configuration approach that Gulp also endorses.
Stay tuned for a more advanced Gulp tutorial coming soon.
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