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    Grunt: The JavaScript Task Runner. Using Node.js.

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    Brunch is an assembler for HTML5 applications. It is a simple but powerful build process and pipeline. It’s agnostic to frameworks, libraries, programming, stylesheet...

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    Feri, the easy to use build tool for web files. Incrementally clean, build, and watch with little to no configuration required.

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    Browser compilation library, a build tool for JavaScript applications that launch in the browser.

    Open Source macOS Windows Linux BSD Node.JS ... npm

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    A lightning-fast build tool for modern web development. Mimosa includes support for JavaScript, CSS, and template compilers, bower, linting, optimization, serving...

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    Static site generator for Grunt.js and Yeoman. Assemble makes it dead simple to build modular sites, blogs, gh-pages, components and documentation from reusable...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD Yeoman ... Node.JS Grunt

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    Lineman is a command-line utility that is hyper-focused on helping web developers build first-class JavaScript web applications. Lineman provides a thin wrapper around a...

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    A new app build tool which brings a declarative approach to configurations (no more gruntfile/gulpfile fiddling nor repetitive generating with yeoman).

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    Easy to use, simple to extend, and powerful build system. Chain tasks together to build projects with ease.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Node.JS

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Gulp.js Comments

Gulp is much better than Grunt

Comment by SagePtr
about Gulp.js and Grunt · Sep 2016 ·

For me, Gulp is much better than Grunt.
Simple watch + less + aftoprefixer + minify task on 3-4 files ran about 2.2 seconds on grunt, and almost instantly on gulp (when file is changed and recompiled on-fly)
Major problem of grunt is every time it spawns new process and reloads entire config. Yes, you can optimize gruntfile, but it's still much worse than keep it in memory like gulp does. And you can set not to spawn grunt process for certain task, but it will stop entire watch task on errors. There are no gulp-plumber alterative for grunt (tell me if i'm wrong). When you rebuild entire project, it's not big issue, but if you watch for certain files and livereload - big latency between file changes and completion of rebuilding single file is problem.
Also, gulp uses pipes, so each file processing can be done in memory, only final result written on disk. This gives additional performance, 'cause disk operations are slow.