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Grunt vs Jetpack: What are the differences?

What is Grunt? 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鈥攁nd your team鈥攚ith basically zero effort.

What is Jetpack? Webpack made more convenient. Jetpack wraps webpack to create a smoother developer experience. Jetpack can be used instead of webpack, webpack-cli, webpack-dev-server and webpack-dev-middleware without writing any configuration. Jetpack is a thin wrapper around webpack, and can be extended with any of the webpack configuration.

Grunt and Jetpack belong to "JS Build Tools / JS Task Runners" category of the tech stack.

Grunt and Jetpack are both open source tools. Grunt with 11.9K GitHub stars and 1.55K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Jetpack with 1.31K GitHub stars and 18 GitHub forks.

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鈥攁nd your team鈥攚ith basically zero effort.

What is Jetpack?

Jetpack wraps webpack to create a smoother developer experience. Jetpack can be used instead of webpack, webpack-cli, webpack-dev-server and webpack-dev-middleware without writing any configuration. Jetpack is a thin wrapper around webpack, and can be extended with any of the webpack configuration.
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          What are some alternatives to Grunt and Jetpack?
          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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          Decisions about Grunt and Jetpack
          Gustavo Mu帽oz
          Gustavo Mu帽oz
          Web UI Developer at Globant | 4 upvotes 8.9K views
          Parcel
          Parcel
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          Webpack
          #WebPackDevServer
          #Merge

          Using Webpack is one of the best decision ever. I have used to Grunt and gulp previously, but the experience is not the same, and despite I know there are other bundlers like Parcel, Webpack gives me the perfect balance between automatization and configuration. The ecosystem of tools and loaders is amazing, and with WebPack #merge, you can modularize your build and define standard pieces to assemble different build configurations. I don't like processes where you cannot see their guts, and you have to trust in magic a little bit too much for my taste. But also I don't want to reinvent the wheel and lose too much time configuring my build processes. And of course, I love #WebPackDevServer and hot reloading.

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          Reviews of Grunt and Jetpack
          Review ofGruntGrunt

          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.

          How developers use Grunt and Jetpack
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          IVS uses GruntGrunt

          Using ES7 async/await make the whole tooling chain "problem" disappear. No more code - no grunt tasks, no problems. We don't use grunt anymore.

          Avatar of Chris Saylor
          Chris Saylor uses GruntGrunt

          We use it in development for the main application and is responsible for generating the Electron binary artifacts for the client application.

          Avatar of Cian 脫 Cuinneag谩in
          Cian 脫 Cuinneag谩in uses GruntGrunt

          Concat all javascript files, less files plus other work. Then moves all output files to build directory(declared in the build.config file).

          Avatar of Aspire
          Aspire uses GruntGrunt

          Build our client-side app: process and minify LESS, AngularJS, HTML partials, etc.

          Avatar of Giftstarter
          Giftstarter uses GruntGrunt

          We use Grunt to automate some stuff, mostly related to tasks for the the Web App.

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