Introducing Grunt: The JavaScript Task Runner

Video: .MP4, 1280×720 30 fps | Audio: AAC, 44.1 kHz, 2ch | Duration: 57:25
Genre: eLearning | Language: English + Subtitles | Size: 205 MB

A basic understanding of javascript will be needed for the advanced concepts.

Speed up and streamline web development by automating workflows with Grunt
What you’ll learn
Use Grunt targets to get different output for different situations with a simple flag
Play with plugins such as grunt-contrib-concat, imagemin, and more to add a variety of functionalities to your app
Run three different kinds of tests: JS syntax tests, JS unit tests, and Behat behavioral tests
Define the look of your apps by using the Grunt compass to compile your CSS
Integrate Git with Grunt to manage unstaged commits effectively
Use Drush to run any custom command you want in Grunt, even if there is no plugin for it

Web developers today are looking to create reusable workflows and development tools in javascript that will dramatically streamline development. Grunt helps you achieve that and more. In addition to being able to run custom commands easily, Grunt makes your web development experience very rewarding by reacting whenever a file is changed and performs the actions needed.This course will help in all aspects of development, from writing better code to deploying compact production packages.You’ll start with a simple Grunt file and move on to building a fully functional workflow and deployment system. You’ll learn how to deal with simple tasks such as renaming, moving, and combining files, before moving on to more complex activities such as creating concise and compact deployment packages. You’ll learn how to create a basic file then build upon it by adding modules to achieve various levels of automation that were previously difficult to attain. Next, you’ll learn to use a range of plugins to achieve concatenation, image minification, and create responsive images. Before we reach the end, you will learn to compile many types of languages and then will test your code using multiple testing frameworks such as JSLint, PhantomJS, and Behat. Finally, you’ll be introduced to some advanced uses of Grunt involving custom command-line commands you want to use.Once you are done with this course, developing workflows will be a breeze for you.About the AuthorDaniel Linn has been into technology since 1992 when his father brought a modem home from his work at the cable companies for testing and he saw his first rollover image. His career has spanned all aspects of the software development life cycle, and over that time he’s fulfilled many different roles including Designer, Developer, Project Manager, Database Admin, and Front End Architect, with some Dev Ops thrown in from time to time. He is currently the Director of Development at Metal Toad, a Portland-based technology consulting firm specializing in mobile, desktop, and web applications and solutions.
Who this course is for:
This video is for web developers of all types, whether you’re a Rails developer who needs help validating your javascript, a web designer who needs to ensure you have properly optimized and sized images for delivery to the content team, or simply want to get a notification when your CoffeeScript has finished compiling.

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