gulp VS grunt

Compare gulp vs grunt and see what are their differences.

gulp

A toolkit to automate & enhance your workflow (by gulpjs)
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gulp grunt
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32,882 12,251
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3.7 3.7
13 days ago 5 months ago
JavaScript JavaScript
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gulp

Posts with mentions or reviews of gulp. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2024-03-04.
  • How, and why, you should add JavaScript linting to your project. With ESLint and Gulp
    3 projects | dev.to | 4 Mar 2024
    A little gulp and npm knowledge is beneficial, but not required
  • How to improve page load speed and response times: A comprehensive guide
    8 projects | dev.to | 26 Feb 2024
    Many web pages use CSS and JavaScript files to handle various features and styles. Each file, however, requires a separate HTTP request, which can slow down page loading. Concatenation comes into play here. It involves combining multiple CSS or JavaScript files into a single file. As a result, pages load faster, reducing the time spent requesting individual files. Gulp, Grunt, and Webpack are some of the tools that can assist you in speeding up the concatenation process. They enable seamless merging of many files during development, ensuring deployment readiness.
  • Build a Vite 5 backend integration with Flask
    11 projects | dev.to | 25 Feb 2024
    Once you build a simple Vite backend integration, try not to complicate Vite's configuration unless you absolutely must. Vite has become one of the most popular bundlers in the frontend space, but it wasn't the first and it certainly won't be the last. In my 7 years of building for the web, I've used Grunt, Gulp, Webpack, esbuild, and Parcel. Snowpack and Rome came-and-went before I ever had a chance to try them. Bun is vying for the spot of The New Hotness in bundling, Rome has been forked into Biome, and Vercel is building a Rust-based Webpack alternative.
  • A step-by-step guide: How to create and publish an NPM package.
    6 projects | dev.to | 2 Feb 2024
    NPM packages include a wide range of tools such as frameworks like Express or React, libraries like jQuery, and task runners such as Gulp, and Webpack.
  • πŸ”₯ FAST & FURIOUS WEBSITE 2024 πŸ”₯Tips & Links for performance optimization
    2 projects | dev.to | 22 Jan 2024
    Another way to optimize is by reducing the size of CSS, JavaScript, and HTML files by removing comments, unnecessary spaces, and line breaks. Combine CSS and JavaScript files into a single file to reduce the number of server requests. This can be done using build tools like Webpack or Gulp.
  • dd
    6 projects | /r/u_vjvpundjke | 11 May 2023
    Gulp - the streaming build system
  • JavaScript Module Bundlers and all that Jazz ✨
    6 projects | dev.to | 26 Mar 2023
    Browserify was great at bundling scripts, but what if we need to transform code - Say compile CoffeeScript to JavaScript, for this, a new group of tools for the web was born, which focussed on running code transforms. These are usually called task runners, and the most popular ones are Grunt and Gulp.
  • The Emperor's New Library
    5 projects | dev.to | 13 Feb 2023
    What we see, a decade ago, are that many of the "popular" libraries, frameworks, and methods, not surprisingly, have gone by the wayside, a lot that have remained in current code as difficult-to-removemodernize legacy cruft (Bower, Gulp, Grunt, Backbone, Angular 1, ...), and then we have the small minority that are still here. Some that remain have had their utility lessened/questioned by platform and language improvements (jQuery, lodash, ...), but very, very few exist that are the same now as they were then. Another fun historical reference: issue #118 of "JavaScript Weekly" (February 22, 2013) includes a first link out to asm.js.
  • Complex inline scripts in package.json becoming unmaintainable? I have built a nice little package for building dev, build, deployment, etc flows in Javascript or Typescript. I would love some feedback.
    1 project | /r/node | 2 Jan 2023
    Reminds me of gulp
  • Top 15 Must Have Tools For JavaScript Developers
    9 projects | dev.to | 9 Nov 2022
    GULP: Gulp is basically a task automation tool. The file that you create in this tool, is a plain JavaScript file that you can run to automate you menial tasks. It comes under the category of package manager. Gulp is very developer friendly and easy to learn. For more info: https://gulpjs.com/

grunt

Posts with mentions or reviews of grunt. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2024-02-26.
  • How to improve page load speed and response times: A comprehensive guide
    8 projects | dev.to | 26 Feb 2024
    Many web pages use CSS and JavaScript files to handle various features and styles. Each file, however, requires a separate HTTP request, which can slow down page loading. Concatenation comes into play here. It involves combining multiple CSS or JavaScript files into a single file. As a result, pages load faster, reducing the time spent requesting individual files. Gulp, Grunt, and Webpack are some of the tools that can assist you in speeding up the concatenation process. They enable seamless merging of many files during development, ensuring deployment readiness.
  • Build a Vite 5 backend integration with Flask
    11 projects | dev.to | 25 Feb 2024
    Once you build a simple Vite backend integration, try not to complicate Vite's configuration unless you absolutely must. Vite has become one of the most popular bundlers in the frontend space, but it wasn't the first and it certainly won't be the last. In my 7 years of building for the web, I've used Grunt, Gulp, Webpack, esbuild, and Parcel. Snowpack and Rome came-and-went before I ever had a chance to try them. Bun is vying for the spot of The New Hotness in bundling, Rome has been forked into Biome, and Vercel is building a Rust-based Webpack alternative.
  • Understanding package.json II: Scripts
    2 projects | dev.to | 5 Jul 2023
    Keep scripts independent: Keep your scripts independent of each other to avoid dependency issues. If you need to run one script after another, use a task runner like Gulp or Grunt to define tasks and their dependencies.
  • JavaScript Module Bundlers and all that Jazz ✨
    6 projects | dev.to | 26 Mar 2023
    Browserify was great at bundling scripts, but what if we need to transform code - Say compile CoffeeScript to JavaScript, for this, a new group of tools for the web was born, which focussed on running code transforms. These are usually called task runners, and the most popular ones are Grunt and Gulp.
  • The Emperor's New Library
    5 projects | dev.to | 13 Feb 2023
    What we see, a decade ago, are that many of the "popular" libraries, frameworks, and methods, not surprisingly, have gone by the wayside, a lot that have remained in current code as difficult-to-removemodernize legacy cruft (Bower, Gulp, Grunt, Backbone, Angular 1, ...), and then we have the small minority that are still here. Some that remain have had their utility lessened/questioned by platform and language improvements (jQuery, lodash, ...), but very, very few exist that are the same now as they were then. Another fun historical reference: issue #118 of "JavaScript Weekly" (February 22, 2013) includes a first link out to asm.js.
  • Which tool for bundling ts and sass in a plain old php website
    1 project | /r/PHPhelp | 7 Dec 2022
  • Who still uses Grunt.js?
    1 project | dev.to | 9 Sep 2022
    Grunt.js is a favorite tool of mine, while it's most commonly viewed as a (legacy) build system, I've found it to be a fairly robust CLI framework for designing local and automated tasks and still actively develop tasks to this day.
  • userscript-modules-template
    3 projects | /r/userscripts | 10 Jul 2022
    User script template that acts as module and tries to simulate imports. I built this to help me develop my user scripts, after learning about Grunt, and I thought I should share.
  • Supercharge your CSS with Tailwind
    5 projects | dev.to | 4 Apr 2022
    With the pre-processors, you can shrink your CSS and increase reuse through variables. In almost all working cases, it will be an improvement above vanilla CSS. There are also implementations now, via PostCSS, that add vendor prefixes for you. The major drawback is, of course, that you have to compile your CSS beforehand; usually done via part of your tooling such as Grunt or Gulp.
  • How to replace webpack & babel with Vite on a legacy React Typescript project
    11 projects | dev.to | 25 Mar 2022
    As far as build tools go I remember how popular Grunt was when it was first released, then it was Gulp, and Babel came along to help you add new us features and get them working on older browsers.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing gulp and grunt you can also consider the following projects:

parcel - The zero configuration build tool for the web. πŸ“¦πŸš€

webpack - A bundler for javascript and friends. Packs many modules into a few bundled assets. Code Splitting allows for loading parts of the application on demand. Through "loaders", modules can be CommonJs, AMD, ES6 modules, CSS, Images, JSON, Coffeescript, LESS, ... and your custom stuff.

Rollup - Next-generation ES module bundler

Snowpack - ESM-powered frontend build tool. Instant, lightweight, unbundled development. ✌️ [Moved to: https://github.com/FredKSchott/snowpack]

Broccoli - Browser compilation library – an asset pipeline for applications that run in the browser

vite - Next generation frontend tooling. It's fast!

webpack-dashboard - A CLI dashboard for webpack dev server

ygor - Task toolkit. For when `npm run` isn't enough and everything else is too much.