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Developing a gulp Edge: The Streaming Build System by The Thirsty Five

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Chapter 4. gulp in action

Ok, so you’ve learned the basics of gulp. You’re familiar with two very important core concepts-– gulp.src and gulp.dest. Now, it’s time to actually get some work done.

In this chapter, we’ll be guiding you through the process of building a real-world front-end web application and using gulp to automate tasks along the way.

This is where everything starts to really get interesting. You’ll be blown away by how easy it is to use gulp to create a pretty sophisticated build system that does all of the following for you:

  • Compiling SASS to CSS
  • Minifying and concatenating your stylesheets
  • Browserifying your JavaScript
  • Making non-commonjs modules available for Browserify
  • Minifying your JavaScript
  • Adding source maps to CSS ...

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