Grunt – JavaScript task runner

Grunt is a JavaScript task runner.

It uses a command-line interface to run custom tasks defined in a file (known as a Gruntfile).

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 through a Gruntfile, a task runner can do most of that mundane work for you—and your team—with basically zero effort.

This is free and open source software.

Features include:

  • Large ecosystem with hundreds of plugins available to automate.
  • All task runners have the following properties: consistency, effectiveness, efficiency, repeatability, etc.
  • Access to many predefined plugins that can be used to work with JavaScript tasks and on static content.
  • Allows users to customize tasks using predefined plugins.
  • Prefers the configuration approach to coding.
  • Allows users to add their own plugins and publish them to npm.
  • Cross-platform support

Website: gruntjs.com
Support: GitHub Code Repository
Developer: Ben Alman and contributors
License: MIT License

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