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Devhints — TL;DR for developer documentation
A ridiculous collection of web development cheatsheets · One-page guide to
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yesterday by NeckBeardPrince
How To Build A Horse With Programming (Comic) - Toggl Blog
Tired of modern transportation? Have a ton of hay laying around? It sounds like you might very well be in the market for a horse, but maybe not one built with a programming language. Why not? You'll see...
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yesterday by e2b
6 rsync Examples to Exclude Multiple Files and Directories using exclude-from
Rsync is very powerful tool to take backups, or sync files and directories between two different locations (or servers). You know this already, as we prese
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yesterday by LachmanBhatia
Why we should stop using Grunt & Gulp
Keith Cirkel
JavaScript Cyber Shepherd
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30 Oct 2014 in Node.js, JavaScript, ServerSide, DevOps
Why we should stop using Grunt & Gulp
If you’re building a modern JavaScript application or website, there’s a good chance you’ve seen the JavaScript Build Tool Landscape. The heavyweights of this world are Grunt and Gulp, although many, many others exist too. Grunt receives a whopping 30,000 downloads most days, and Gulp has a respectable 15,000 daily downloads. They must be doing something right, right? Build systems seem to be the tool du jour of the JavaScript community. I’ve used Gulp and Grunt in several projects (mostly closed-source projects, but some open-source, such as Tempus).

For me, especially more recently, I feel like many of these tools are solving the problem badly. All of them do, to varying degrees. Reading between the lines, we can see tools like Gulp attempting to solve the problems of Grunt, and Broccoli attempting to solve the problems of Gulp - covering up the inadequecies of the previous tool while also surfacing their own. Let me cover some of the reasons why I think these tools are bad choices.

All of these task runners (or build systems if you want to call them that) try to abstract
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yesterday by ndf

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