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Grunt

Grunt is a build tool much like Ant or Maven, but using the beauty of Javascript.
  1. grunt.file - reading, writing files
  2. Testing Mocha applications with Grunt using Jenkins
My Grunt plugins:
  1. emberjs-handlebars-sanity
  2. grunt-contrib-spritify

Publishing a new Grunt plugin


See Creating Plugins in Grunt. In particular:
  1. Install grunt-init with npm install -g grunt-init
  2. Install the gruntplugin template with git clone git://github.com/gruntjs/grunt-init-gruntplugin.git ~/.grunt-init/gruntplugin
  3. Run grunt-init gruntplugin in an empty directory. Valid licenses are MIT, GPL-2.0, etc.
  4. Run npm install to prepare the development environment.
  5. Author your plugin.
  6. Run npm adduser to create a new user for publishing plugins - use any username/password/etc you want.
  7. Run npm publish to publish the Grunt plugin to npm!
  8. Use npm search to check the plugin is now there

Pushing a new version of a Grunt plugin

  1. Update version in package.json
  2. Run npm publish to republish the Grunt plugin to npm
  3. Use npm search to check the plugin version is updated
There's no git tagging or anything like that.

Getting Gruntfile.coffee working

  1. Install necessary Grunt packages: npm install --save-dev grunt grunt-contrib-coffee grunt-cli
  2. Create a Gruntfile.coffee:
module.exports = (grunt) ->
  grunt.registerTask 'default', 'Try Logging', ->
    grunt.log.write('Running the default task')
# Run grunt

Concatenating Javascript files together


Use the grunt-neuter task.

    neuter:
      dist:
        src: 'site/generated/js/generated-coffee.js',
        dest: 'site/generated/js/generated-coffee-compiled.js'

generated-coffee.js can have things like require('path/*').
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