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CodeKit vs Grunt: What are the differences?

Developers describe CodeKit as "Mac app that compiles Less, Sass, Stylus, Jade, Haml, Javascript, and Markdown files automatically each time you save". Process Less, Sass, Stylus, Jade, Haml, Slim, CoffeeScript, Javascript, and Compass files automatically each time you save. Easily set options for each language. On the other hand, Grunt is detailed as "The JavaScript Task Runner". 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.

CodeKit can be classified as a tool in the "Live Reloading" category, while Grunt is grouped under "JS Build Tools / JS Task Runners".

"Easy to configure" is the top reason why over 6 developers like CodeKit, while over 287 developers mention "Configuration " as the leading cause for choosing Grunt.

Grunt is an open source tool with 11.9K GitHub stars and 1.55K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Grunt's open source repository on GitHub.

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Pros of CodeKit
Pros of Grunt
  • 8
    Instant setup for quick experiments
  • 8
    Easy to configure
  • 7
    Cross device live reloading
  • 5
    Any editor OK
  • 288
    Configuration
  • 176
    Open source
  • 166
    Automation of minification and live reload
  • 60
    Great community
  • 7
    SASS compilation

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Cons of CodeKit
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      Poor mindshare/community support

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    What is CodeKit?

    Process Less, Sass, Stylus, Jade, Haml, Slim, CoffeeScript, Javascript, and Compass files automatically each time you save. Easily set options for each language.

    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.

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