Introduction to Gulp.js
For today's topic of discussion I'd like to cover gulp.js and the benefits for a front end web developer. I've been coding front end custom websites, custom WordPress, portals and so on for about 8 years and I'll tell you for my first few years I did not see a benefit in taking time out to set up a front end stack. I also did not see a reason to use sass or less. However, I learned my lesson quickly on that one. My opinion may been been good back then because I generally did small projects on the side when I wasn't in the office working a full time job.
Once I got better and started to get clients I quickly realized I do the same initial tasks for most if not every project. At one point I think I had 4-5 clients at a time and for a single developer I needed to find a way to quickly automate a few building processes to get me going. This is when I discovered gulp.