Using Grunt to Manage Drupal Build and Testing Tools

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Sunday, November 9 2014
Room: Mushroom Kingdom
Time: 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Drupal development is getting more sophisticated. You may use a Drush make file to build a Drupal site instead of checking core code into your repo. You may use Behat to run automated behavioral tests against your site. You may use Compass to compile your Sass files into CSS.

As we add tools to the development process, we need something to make them work together. Enter Grunt!

Grunt is a well-supported and flexible JavaScript-based task runner. In the Node.js and front-end worlds, Grunt is widely adopted for automating build and processing tasks (think, linting and minifying JavaScript).

I'll demonstrate the free and open-source Grunt Drupal Tasks project, which provides a set of common tasks related to building and testing Drupal sites. By the end of the session, you should know how to start a new Drupal project using Grunt Drupal Tasks for coordinating build and testing tasks.



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