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Automate with Grunt: The Build Tool for JavaScript

April 30, 2014

It's kind of fitting that on this day in 1993, CERN announced that the World Wide Web protocols would be free of charge. Alas, while HTML and HTTP may be freely available, they aren't altogether free from pain. Which brings us to JavaScript.

Are you working with JavaScript? Then you need help with the grunt work. With Brian Hogan's Automate with Grunt: The Build Tool for JavaScript, you’ll learn how to create and maintain tasks and project builds, and automate your workflow with plugins and custom tasks.

Check out Brian's video showing Grunt in action: click on "Watch Me!" at, where you'll also find this title in print and now shipping.

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  • 2014-05-08 James Grenning, ACCU 2014, Brisol, UK
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