Presentation: NPM: The Only Build Tool You Need*

Gulp has become the de facto build tool for front-end developers in- and outside of the Drupal community. In this Drupal North session I gave a step-by-step demonstration of how to create the most common Gulp functions by using the scripting functionality that is built directly in NPM package system.

Highlights: 

  • Removing dependencies for Bower, Ruby, Gulp and Grunt from the build process allows developers to dive right into the process of creating beautiful websites. 
  • Gulp may still be appropriate for large scale projects with complex configuration needs.
  • Writing NPM scripts is easy for anyone with basic command line skills.

Slides: github.com/zakiya/elnorte/raw/master/NPM-as-build-tool.pdf

Code: github.com/zakiya/elnorte

Presentation Notes: evernote.com/shard/s109/sh/b2430bbf-9b82-48e9-a56d-0c727818b48e/589b720184c6e84f

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