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

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Chapter 5. Advanced gulp techniques

By now you should be already familiar with basic understanding of how gulp works. Now, let’s focus on putting that knowledge to use and organizing our build process.

In this chapter we’ll go over some common use cases and explain in depth how (and why) we could do things better. We will:

  • organize our tasks, so it will be easier to find and manage them,
  • go over loading gulp plugins
  • organize our build process depending on the destination environment - usually you will want to do a bit more, when you want to prepare your project for “production” deployment,
  • speeding up our builds
  • working with sass and optimizing CSS

At the end of each section, we’ll try to summarize the benefits of our optimizations.

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