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.
- Large ecosystem with hundreds of plugins available to automate.
- All task runners have the following properties: consistency, effectiveness, efficiency, repeatability, etc.
- 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
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