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Price
£99 inc VAT
Or £33.00/mo. for 3 months...
Study method
Online, self-paced
Duration
2 hours
Access to content
1 year
Qualification
No formal qualification
Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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Overview

Sometimes there's nothing more fun than sinking your teeth into a complex, challenging JavaScript build. Until you get so inundated with tiny, repetitive tasks that take up the majority of your coding time, that is. Enter Gulp; the toolkit that automates all the boring stuff, so you can build the cool stuff. It's going to make your builds so much better, and we're going to teach you how to use it...

Cut Out the Boring Bits!

  • Install, program, and configure Gulp to work for you
  • Manage JavaScript projects with Gulp
  • Leverage Gulp as a JavaScript build system
  • Create runnable 'builds' with a single command
  • Use Gulp to minify SASS files and JavaScript
  • Rewrite HTML files to reference concatenated, minified JavaScript and CSS
  • Concatenate all your JavaScript into a single, downloadable file
  • Automatically build a JavaScript project with the 'watch' feature
  • Let Gulp do all of your mundane JavaScript tasks!

Use Gulp as a JavaScript Build System

This course was designed for developers who want to enhance their workflow. However if you work with JavaScript regularly, you need this course too. We'll show you how to use to this toolkit to eliminate the most time-consuming, monotonous and downright boring tasks... and you don't even need any Gulp experience to get started!

First we'll explore Gulp at a high level. You'll gain an understanding of what a build system is, what Gulp can do for you, and we'll install and configure gulp according to your own needs. Then, the course divides into two sections; Gulp for development and Gulp for production. In the former, you'll learn about pre-processing SASS, automating your builds, the much lauded 'watch' function and the live re-load function.

In the latter, we'll focus on production for JavaScript and CSS, and we'll teach you everything you need to know about generating sourcemaps. Once you've finished the last section, you'll know exactly how to use Gulp to get maximum efficiency and productivity from your builds. You'll also be ready to use this clever toolkit to manage your JavaScript projects, minify, rewrite and concatenate your code, and basically make your developing life a whole lot easier.

What is Gulp?

Gulp is a toolkit designed to automate time-consuming tasks in your development workflow, so you can stop focussing on the boring, repetitive 'to dos' and get back to building. It makes the development processes simple and efficient, with a quality ecosystem ensuring plugins stay simple and work as expected. It's intended use is for JavaScript builds and front end web development, and it uses a code-over-configuration approach.

Description

Course Curriculum

Welcome to ing With Gulp

ing with Gulp (4:43)

What is a Build System? (4:50)

What Can Gulp do for me? (3:42)

Development & Deployment with Gulp (4:51)

Getting Gulp (13:02)

Managing Projects with Tasks

Managing Projects with Tasks (4:03)

Defining Tasks (4:37)

Common Gulp Tasks (5:31)

More Common Gulp Tasks (5:26)

Common JavaScript Tasks (7:26)

Gulp for Development

Gulp for Development (3:59)

Pre-processing SASS (7:58)

An Automated Build (9:38)

Gulp's Watch Function (6:38)

Gulp's Live-Reload function (7:37)

Gulp for Production

Gulp for Production (8:39)

Production JS (4:48)

Production CSS (3:38)

Generating Sourcemaps (5:51)

Production Wrap-Up (10:55)

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When does the course start and finish?

The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.

How long do I have access to the course?

After enrolling, you will have unlimited course access for 12 months.

What if I am unhappy with the course?

We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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