gulp vs. Grunt

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What is 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.

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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Why do developers choose gulp?
Why do you like gulp?

Why do developers choose Grunt?
Why do you like Grunt?


What are the cons of using gulp?
No Cons submitted yet for gulp
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What are the cons of using Grunt?
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What companies use gulp?
1489 companies on StackShare use gulp
What companies use Grunt?
995 companies on StackShare use Grunt


What tools integrate with gulp?
9 tools on StackShare integrate with gulp
What tools integrate with Grunt?
11 tools on StackShare integrate with Grunt

What are some alternatives to gulp and Grunt?

  • Webpack - A bundler for javascript and friends
  • Brunch - Ultra-fast HTML5 build tool
  • Parcel - 📦🚀 A fast, zero configuration web application bundler
  • Webpacker - Use Webpack to manage app-like JavaScript modules in Rails (by Rails)

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