Posts Tagged “Node.js”

Grunt: The JavaScript Task Runner

Introduction

I had the pleasure of attending the second day of jQueryTO this past weekend and had a great time.

It was pretty awesome to see the presentations given by people like Paul Irish, Tim Branyen and Derick Bailey. I've read a lot about the things they've done to try and advance the web and educate people, so it was pretty cool to see and hear them live. I saw Addy Osmani in the crowd, although I missed his keynote on the first day.

One presentation that got me itching to get back to my terminal window was Dan Heberden's presentation on Grunt.

Over the weekend, I hacked together a quick script to tail a file with node.js and nowjs.

The first time I used node, it was back in version 0.4.6 and I had to install npm manually. It was a pain in the ass to get it running at all. At the time, it seemed like npm installed things into some location that node couldn't require from.

That aside, I decided to give it another shot. Mainly because it's been known to be awesome for many reasons.