Master the fundamentals of Grunt using Packt's new Book and eBook

March 2014 | Open Source, Web Development

Packt is pleased to announce the release of Getting Started with Grunt: A JavaScript Task Runner, a step-by-step, practical tutorial that will help readers transform into a Grunt power user. This book will enable readers to create their very own Grunt environments from scratch and fully utilize Grunt's large feature set to effectively solve their custom requirements. It is now available in all the popular formats. The book comes in at 132 pages and is competitively priced at $34.99 for the print version, while the eBook is priced at $17.84.

About the author: 

Jaime Pillora is a passionate full-stack JavaScript developer, an open source advocate and contributor, and is currently the CTO of Luma Networks, a well-funded networking start-up in Sydney, Australia. Jaime holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the University of New South Wales. In all of his work, Jaime strives to reduce technical debt while maintaining maximum efficiency; this is done through software engineering best practices, combined with using the best tools for the given situation. Grunt is one such tool, which Jaime utilizes in every frontend project. Jaime's interest in Grunt began early on in his development career and he has since become a renowned expert. Jaime has worked as as a frontend JavaScript developer since 2008, and a backend JavaScript developer utilizing Node.js since 2011.

In recent times, modern web browsers have become the application platform of choice. Grunt, along with its wide range of plugins, provides a simple way of managing the large number of build tasks required to maintain a sophisticated web application. 

Getting Started with Grunt: The JavaScript Task Runner provides readers with all the information they need to become an effective Grunt master. They will quickly learn how to install, configure, and run Grunt. The book demonstrates various Grunt use cases before running through the steps to install, configure, run, and customize Grunt. Readers will learn how to install Node.js, the Node.js package manager (npm), and Grunt. They will understand how to set up and configure a personalized Grunt environment. Finally, the book shows readers various methods to run and customize Grunt to fully utilize its flexible nature.

The following chapters are covered in this book:

Chapter 1: Introducing Grunt
Chapter 2: Setting up Grunt
Chapter 3: Using Grunt
Chapter 4: Grunt in Action
Chapter 5: Advanced Grunt 

This book is intended for JavaScript developers who want to get to grips with GruntJS and use it to build and test their JavaScript applications.

Getting Started with Grunt: The JavaScript Task Runner
A hands-on approach to mastering the fundamentals of Grunt

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