File Size: 10192 KB
Print Length: 120 pages
Publisher: Packt Publishing (January 27, 2015)
Publication Date: January 27, 2015
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It's a great start point for those who are new to Gulp, well organized, with very practical examples. It tells you how to `use` Gulp, but not `develop` with Gulp, didn't dive deep though, if you're going to build some plugins with Gulp, this is not the book for you.
Written in plain language, the book is elementary to understand Gulp. It's pithy and quick-read chapters helped me to finish it in a couple of days.The book provides some basic details on Node.js. Minifying styles, scripts and images and a task for watch are very well explained. A note on troubleshooting was very helpful indeed.Though being the only book on Gulp, at the time of my reading, this book doesn't go into many other concepts that are required for automation tools like Gulp. In future, I would expect for the book to have chapters on running unit tests using Jasmine and QUnit. Code-coverage is becoming a mandatory metric in many organizations as well.The book can claim to be an exhaustive work on Gulp if it finally includes steps on how to write custom Gulp plugins.
It's a brief intro which goes into too many basics if you already know how to use the command line and/or grunt. The code is also already out of date even for the most basic functions. I had to look up the docs to see the changes (for example, there's no more "parallel" method, you just pass multiple items in an array).There are some good tips and tricks though and you will get a good basic understanding of how it works and how to use it in a practical fashion. Worth a read if you can get it at a decent price.
This book was well written and an easy read. It covered everything I needed to get my gulp build started and finished by the time I finished the book.