First encounters with GulpJS

I may have been a little late to the scene, but boy am I glad that I finally started using GulpJS in proper work projects.

If nothing else, Gulp really helps you get into a more iterative workflow; a more systematic way of thinking when it comes to refining and deploying code.

And because I’m someone who is often constantly switching between different projects, getting into that systematic, iterative workflow can sometimes be tricky. Gulp definitely helps with getting in that mindset.

So far I’ve been able to utilise it’s plugins in the following areas: image compression, js concatenation, js minifcation, css concatenation, css minifcation, live reloading, deploying to EC2 instances, JS linting and so on.

The exciting part is that I know this is just the tip of the Gulp iceberg.

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