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Automating Your Workflow with Node.js and Grunt

Jesse Freeman, Developer Evangelist, Amazon
  • Colt McAnlis
  • Petter Lubbers
  • Brandon Jones
  • Duncan Tebbs
  • Andrzej Manzur
  • Sean Bennett
  • Florian d’Erfurth
  • Bruno Garcia
  • Shun Lin
  • Ivan Popelyshev
  • Jason Gauci
  • Jon Howard
  • Ian Ballantyne
  • Jesse Freeman
  • Takuo Kihira
  • Tyler Smith
  • Don Olmstead
  • John McCutchan
  • Chad Austin
  • Andres Pagella
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Abstract

As developers, we tend to do a lot of repetitive tasks. We are constantly compiling code, packaging it, and deploying it to different places. As the project scales, the complexity of these processes continues to grow. If there is one constant among humans, it’s that we are not great at doing repetitive tasks, especially complex ones. Sure, we can do one single task over and over again, but anything more complicated, and the system quickly breaks down. This isn’t anything new; Henry Ford realized it when he took advantage of the assembly line to lower the cost of making cars. We can do the same thing for our own code by taking advantage of automation.

As developers, we tend to do a lot of repetitive tasks. We are constantly compiling code, packaging it, and deploying it to different places. As the project scales, the complexity of these processes continues to grow. If there is one constant among humans, it’s that we are not great at doing repetitive tasks, especially complex ones. Sure, we can do one single task over and over again, but anything more complicated, and the system quickly breaks down. This isn’t anything new; Henry Ford realized it when he took advantage of the assembly line to lower the cost of making cars. We can do the same thing for our own code by taking advantage of automation.

Keywords

Assembly Line Command Line Single Task Project Scale Repetitive Task 
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Copyright information

© Colt McAnlis 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Colt McAnlis
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  • Petter Lubbers
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  • Brandon Jones
    • 1
  • Duncan Tebbs
    • 1
  • Andrzej Manzur
    • 1
  • Sean Bennett
    • 1
  • Florian d’Erfurth
    • 1
  • Bruno Garcia
    • 1
  • Shun Lin
    • 1
  • Ivan Popelyshev
    • 1
  • Jason Gauci
    • 1
  • Jon Howard
    • 1
  • Ian Ballantyne
    • 1
  • Jesse Freeman
    • 1
  • Takuo Kihira
    • 1
  • Tyler Smith
    • 1
  • Don Olmstead
    • 1
  • John McCutchan
    • 1
  • Chad Austin
    • 1
  • Andres Pagella
    • 1
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