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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 12.1K GitHub stars and 1.5K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Grunt's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Grunt?

Companies
1057 companies reportedly use Grunt in their tech stacks, including Twitter, Udemy, and medium.com.

Developers
4434 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Grunt.

Grunt Integrations

Babel, WebStorm, BrowserStack, Yeoman, and Sails.js are some of the popular tools that integrate with Grunt. Here's a list of all 16 tools that integrate with Grunt.
Pros of Grunt
288
Configuration
176
Open source
166
Automation of minification and live reload
60
Great community
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Great customer support
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SASS compilation

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Grunt Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Grunt?
gulp
Build system automating tasks: minification and copying of all JavaScript files, static images. More capable of watching files to automatically rerun the task when a file changes.
Webpack
A bundler for javascript and friends. Packs many modules into a few bundled assets. Code Splitting allows to load parts for the application on demand. Through "loaders" modules can be CommonJs, AMD, ES6 modules, CSS, Images, JSON, Coffeescript, LESS, ... and your custom stuff.
npm
npm is the command-line interface to the npm ecosystem. It is battle-tested, surprisingly flexible, and used by hundreds of thousands of JavaScript developers every day.
Yarn
Yarn caches every package it downloads so it never needs to again. It also parallelizes operations to maximize resource utilization so install times are faster than ever.
Gradle
Gradle is a build tool with a focus on build automation and support for multi-language development. If you are building, testing, publishing, and deploying software on any platform, Gradle offers a flexible model that can support the entire development lifecycle from compiling and packaging code to publishing web sites.
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Grunt's Followers
3834 developers follow Grunt to keep up with related blogs and decisions.