Webpack vs Gulp vs Grunt: What are the differences?
Webpack has been seeing more use in place of Gulp and Grunt; it appears in more overall stacks than either of the two task runners, and is mentioned in nearly twice the number of job posts. It’s also far more popular on GitHub.
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What is Webpack?
What is gulp?
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 Webpack vs Gulp vs Grunt?
1750 Companies Using Webpack
1053 Companies Using gulp
758 Companies Using Grunt
What are some alternatives to Webpack, gulp, and Grunt?
Streamline your build system
May 29, 2014 21:15
Gulp is a new build system which shows a lot of promise. The use of streams and code-over-configuration makes for a simpler and more intuitive build. There isn't much boilerplate code so you're able to roll your own asset pipeline. Even if you don't know node.js streams, gulp is pretty readable and easier to understand.
PS: It's worth saying if you know Grunt then you can learn Gulp in a day.
May 05, 2016 20:39
love it！l like gulp‘s logo！
I will never get those hours of my life back
May 25, 2016 14:36
Grunt is all based on configuration. Some of the configuration is well documented, and some pre-built Gruntfiles can be dropped in and work like a charm. But if you are ever in the position where you have to make any changes to your large and complicated Gruntfile, set aside a few days to work on it. The deeper you get into it, the less intuitive you will find it, and the more strange behaviors you will find from plugins with some 'automagical' undocumented configuration or behavior. If you want a build process that you can understand, and that six months from now you will still understand, you are better off using Gulp.
jhabdas uses Webpack
Builds app, provides ES6 module syntax and hosts plug-in for development server to help enable rapid prototyping of views.
TribeMedia uses Webpack
We use Webpack for packaging across all our applications, which are based on React.js and React Native.
hellstad uses Webpack
Really sucks to configure, but provides excellent features when you get going.
aleccunningham uses Webpack
My preferred build tool; allows me to bundle my JSX, JS, CSS files for easy access and I can pass the bundle through my node server for server side rendering.
thibmaek uses Webpack
All ES6 was transpiled trough the babel-loader. CSS was prefixed and minified with postcss-loader. Images optimized with imageoptim.
camwes uses Webpack
Webpack compiles files to bundles with source maps. Using Webpack you can use the latest features (ES6) and have it compiled to compliant js.
JimmyLv uses Webpack
build tool and dev-server
kfancy uses Webpack
Flexible building and compiling of source for browser consumption, mainly for JS, but experimenting a little with CSS (although I prefer StylusJS for CSS).
andrewgatenby uses Webpack
We use this to optimise the delivery of the client-side for our revised Admin System, so it's able to be delivered to browsers as efficiently as possible.
Remote Interview uses gulp
All the Front-end is pre-processed/merged/minified/modularized for production usage using gulp.
warlyware uses gulp
I use gulp to power my build/minification flow, as well as for running a local livereload webserver while coding.
opening.io uses gulp
Front-end builds: producing full minified css/js output from a series of css/less/coffee/cjsx/js components.
thunsaker uses gulp
Switched from grunt and haven't looked back. Like using standard npm libs instead of relying on a grunt-specific plugin.
Reactor Digital uses gulp
As the main frontend build tool, covering:
Refractal uses gulp
For all our frontend site builds, Grunt allows us to do one-click builds for SASS, Coffeescript and other tools, with minifying and general restructuring built right in.
MassTimes uses gulp
Gulp is our build tool and also helps in development with live-reload using gulp-connect and watch.
jamesbs uses gulp
Compile stylesheets and work with browserify to wire up dependencies and optimize front-end application code.
jessearmand uses gulp
As a tool to run linter, unit tests, changelog on the voiceping node.js backend
Cloudcraft uses gulp
Gulp is used as the build system for Cloudcraft.co with a lot of custom targets: vendoring dependencies, transpiling ES2015 to Ecmascript5 (with Babel), incremental compilation of multiple watched modules, minification, creation of app distribution packages etc. Having previously used Grunt, I've come to greatly prefer Gulp due to the ability to easily write my own tasks using plain JS without necessarily relying on plugins for everything.
TriLED uses gulp
We used Gulp in each frontend and Node.js project to automate development & build tasks
hpneo uses gulp
With Gulp we managed development tasks using plugins, as eslint, jscs, uglify and Browserify.
RocketFuel uses gulp
Gulp is used for writing transpiling, bundling, minification, watching and other tasks.
ioi0 uses gulp
Gulp is used to configure build pipeline, from jekyll build command to minification, cleaning and optimization of static assets (js,css, img).
danjambur uses gulp
To run the tasks required during development (SCSS compilation, image minification, JS concatenation & minification).
Tinker Travel uses gulp
If a project has a more complex build, gulp allows us to build a flexible build pipeline and automatically rebuild on files changes. Speeds up JS development.
papaver uses gulp
use for my front-end build needs. very powerful, lots of great plugins. makes development and the feedback cycle blissful.
Scrayos UG (haftungsbeschränkt) uses gulp
gulp is used to package our plugins for the WSC (Woltlab Suite Core) in a fast, convenient and code-driven way. We enjoy the comfort it offers with stuff like the gzip-plugin or tar-packing.
wbarahona uses gulp
Moving from gruntjs to gulpjs was a nice option, coding over setting was a game changer to me. Flexibility in my builds.
doodledudes uses gulp
Makes use of pre-processors very easy. It can build most of the popular templating tools.
Aspire uses Grunt
Build our client-side app: process and minify LESS, AngularJS, HTML partials, etc.
ctetechnologies uses Grunt
jhabdas uses Grunt
Grunt fills a gap in the Jekyll asset pipeline by augmenting Jekyll. It's used to minify images, concatenate and uglify JS and soon to upload images to an S3 bucket at the
cjsaylor uses Grunt
We use it in development for the main application and is responsible for generating the Electron binary artifacts for the client application.
Giftstarter uses Grunt
We use Grunt to automate some stuff, mostly related to tasks for the the Web App.