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grunt2gulp 0.0.2 is out

There’s some fixes in there and I spent some of the weekend improving the linter to catch the case where custom tasks are being loaded using loadTasks. View the release notes. Download it here: npm install grunt2gulp Remember if you’re reporting an issue,  please include your Gruntfile and any messagesRead More

grunt2gulp.js: JavaScript to CoffeeScript?

So I don’t know if anyone is actively following the development of grunt2gulp.js but I decided to be a little more active in working on it. A week ago at work someone mentioned CoffeeScript and it’s a good time to check it out. I initially used it a long timeRead More

Grunt2Gulp.js update: on the way to handling yeoman-generated Gruntfiles

The second ever issue filed for grunt2gulp.js was caused by a Yeoman-generated Gruntfile. It’s a complex file and that’s exactly what I wanted when I first created the project. The example Gruntfiles I came up with were hand-crafted and weren’t very complex. In any case, grab the latest the copyRead More

grunt2gulp: a tool for converting Grunt task-runner files to Gulp.js

grunt2gulp is a tool for converting Gruntfiles to Gulp.js files. There’s a new task runner around, Gulp.js, and it’s supposedly very good (haven’t had a chance to try it yet) but there are still many projects using Grunt. If you want to try out Gulp on an existing Grunt-based project,Read More

Restarting an Express web server using grunt-contrib-watch

I found some code for express livereload and for assets that change but I didn’t find anything that was good for restarting the Express webserver whenever a web server file changed. I’m very used to Django’s workflow where you can leave the dev web server running and it will reloadRead More

Loom, a JavaScript build tool

I’ve tried using grunt before (I mentioned it before) and haven’t been able to wrap my head around it and why it’s useful. GNU Make is still my preferred build tool and Makefiles for JavaScript projects are usually short, at least relative to some bigger C/C++ projects that I’ve seen.Read More

Response to review of WebStorm 6

Response to review of WebStorm 6 This review of WebStorm 6 is off the mark. When I was working at Trapeze, we used LESS CSS and Grunt for the frontend of our projects. Grunt was used to run compile the CSS, minify and concatenate the CSS and JavaScript. In WebStormRead More