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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鈥攁nd your team鈥攚ith 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.

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 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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      Decisions about Grunt and Nuclide
      Gustavo Mu帽oz
      Gustavo Mu帽oz
      Web UI Developer at Globant | 4 upvotes 9.6K views
      Parcel
      Parcel
      gulp
      gulp
      Grunt
      Grunt
      Webpack
      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 Nuclide
      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 Nuclide
      Avatar of IVS
      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.

      Avatar of Paul Rubritz
      Paul Rubritz uses NuclideNuclide

      For development/debugging.

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