Modern web development is hard. Depending on your environment, your preferences, needs and goals there’s a thousand and one steps from source code to a production ready application.
These are a lot of steps that you probably don’t want to keep in your head or in a checklist somewhere. You want to make them an intrinsic part of your development workflow and automate them so that they are reproduceable and reusable by all the members within your team (and even by the continuous integration and delivery infrastructure).
That’s were Gulp and other popular task runners/managers come in. Gulp helps you automate your workflow, make it explicit and share it within your team by providing an API to create and compose tasks. These tasks could be anything from copying files to a distribution folder, to transpiling ES2015, to removing unused CSS classes, etc. You can either build your own task or take advantage of the humongous community that already exist around Gulp and provides access to any task that you can imagine via plugins.
Last week it was swetugg and I kind of promised everyone listening to my talk that I would prepare a video version so they could enjoy all the cool content that I had prepared and which I never got the chance to show (because I am the worst, like the very worst, at keeping things short).
And so, after much sleepless nights, early mornings, experimentation, errors, more errors I got the first video ready! Yey! Hope you like it!
My plan is to release very short focused videos, so expect more videos coming soon.
I was listening to derek sivers talk to Tim Ferris recently and I don’t remember very well how but I ended up coming to this particular article in his blog: The /now page movement. I read the article and though this is genious!.
I have spoken a couple of times at user groups, many times at a company but I never ever had spoken at a conference before until this week at Swetugg 2016. It was awesome!! Cecilia, Anders and all the organizers did a great job! Thank you very much to them, the sponsors and all the participants that made it such a cool experience. Thank you!!
Here is a photo of me in the middle of the fray (hehe). There was a tooon of people there but luckily the 10000000 Watt spotlight strategically directed right into my face made me feel as comfortable as sitting in my living room’s couch.
The talk was recorded so I’ll give you a shout whenever the recording is released. I’ll also record a three-part director’s cut with a slower pace and probably slight more content and put it up in the upcoming days.