What is Grunt?
The less work you have to do when performing repetitive tasks like minification, compilation, unit testing, linting, etc, the easier your job becomes. After you've configured it, a task runner can do most of that mundane work for you—and your team—with basically zero effort.
Grunt is a tool in the JS Build Tools / JS Task Runners category of a tech stack.
Grunt is an open source tool with 12.2K GitHub stars and 1.5K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Grunt's open source repository on GitHub
Who uses Grunt?
1100 companies reportedly use Grunt in their tech stacks, including Udemy, Twitter, and Accenture.
5467 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Grunt.
Babel, WebStorm, Yeoman, TSLint, and Sails.js are some of the popular tools that integrate with Grunt. Here's a list of all 17 tools that integrate with Grunt.
Pros of Grunt
Automation of minification and live reload
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Grunt Alternatives & Comparisons
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