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Grunt vs Nuclide: What are the differences?

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—and your team—with basically zero effort; Nuclide: An open IDE for web and native mobile development, built on top of Atom (by Facebook). A unified developer experience for web and mobile development, built as a suite of packages on top of Atom to provide hackability and the support of an active community.

Grunt belongs to "JS Build Tools / JS Task Runners" category of the tech stack, while Nuclide can be primarily classified under "Integrated Development Environment".

"Configuration " is the primary reason why developers consider Grunt over the competitors, whereas "Remote development with SSH" was stated as the key factor in picking Nuclide.

Grunt and Nuclide are both open source tools. It seems that Grunt with 11.9K GitHub stars and 1.55K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Nuclide with 7.99K GitHub stars and 745 GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, Grunt has a broader approval, being mentioned in 796 company stacks & 430 developers stacks; compared to Nuclide, which is listed in 8 company stacks and 5 developer stacks.

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Pros of Grunt
Pros of Nuclide
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    Configuration
  • 176
    Open source
  • 166
    Automation of minification and live reload
  • 60
    Great community
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    SASS compilation
  • 8
    Remote development with SSH
  • 7
    Open Source
  • 4
    Very Fast
  • 4
    Built By Facebook
  • 4
    Autocomplete
  • 4
    Web and mobile development
  • 2
    Free
  • 2
    Smart auto-completion
  • 2
    Can do anything Atom can
  • 1
    Git integration
  • 1
    Support for Flow
  • 1
    VIM integration

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Cons of Grunt
Cons of Nuclide
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    Poor mindshare/community support
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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.

    What is Nuclide?

    A unified developer experience for web and mobile development, built as a suite of packages on top of Atom to provide hackability and the support of an active community.

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    What are some alternatives to Grunt and Nuclide?
    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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