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Get Grulping with JavaScript Task Runners (Matt Gifford)

  • Sep 18, 2014 · 7:30 PM
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Hi, thanks for visiting!

We meet monthly on the third Thursday of every month in London.

I'd like to welcome this month's speaker at the London Web Meet-up on 18th September Matt Gifford. Matt is owner and primary primate at his own development consultancy company, monkehWorks Ltd. His work primarily focuses on building mobile apps and ColdFusion development, although he's such a geek he enjoys writing in a variety of languages. He's a published author and presents at conferences and user groups on a variety of topics. As an Adobe Community Professional and Adobe User Group manager, Matt is a keen proponent for community resources and sharing knowledge. He is the author of “Object-Oriented Programming in ColdFusion" and "PhoneGap Mobile Application Development Cookbook" and also contributes articles and tutorials to international industry magazines. Matt can be reached at his site ( or @coldfumonkeh on Twitter.

Matt will join us with his session:

'Get Grulping with JavaScript Task Runners'


In this session Matt will introduce the attendees to Grunt and Gulp, two incredibly powerful JavaScript task runners. It will help clarify what they are, why you need them and how you could use them in your projects, including how to introduce them into your development workflow and cycle.

You will learn

* What Gulp and Grunt are

* Running Tasks – how they can be used

* Plugins, extensions and enhancements

* Building them into your workflow

* The differences between the two task runners

NOTE: We'll be meeting from 7:30pm and kicking off the sessions at 7:45pm which leaves plenty of time to have a drink and a chat in the bar afterwards. 

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  • Lou M.

    Hi everyone - we have released the video from the session on our youtube channel should you wish to take a look. Enjoy!

    September 29, 2014

  • Larry H.

    Agree with everyone else. Excellent session. Lots of interest back at the ranch - when do you expect that the video will be available?

    September 19, 2014

  • Muhammad M H.

    Excellent stuff. It was a very good session.

    1 · September 19, 2014

  • Lou M.

    September 19, 2014

  • Alison

    I was unfortunately unable to make it tonight. I am currently having a gulp vs grunt debate at work at the moment so would love to find out if you have a video of this talk somewhere online or slides maybe?

    2 · September 18, 2014

    • James F.

      Just a note: Grunt released 0.4 in February 2013 (­...­), so I wouldn't really call that recent. Doesn't hurt to double-check that any guides you read aren't for 0.3, but it's not something I've actually ever run in to.

      September 19, 2014

    • James F.

      September 19, 2014

  • Alan M.

    Really enjoyed last night's meet up :)big thanks to hosting this.

    1 · September 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great talk, thanks!

    1 · September 19, 2014

  • Yago

    Excellent, very insightful and easy to follow, though not as easy to take notes ;)

    3 · September 19, 2014

  • Gwyn J.

    Great presentation at meetup last night. I expect my Gruntfiles will be growing over the next few days.

    2 · September 19, 2014

  • Rumeliya B.

    Awesome talk, very well explained.

    2 · September 18, 2014

  • Jermaine O.

    Not making it today unfortunately. All the best everyone :)

    September 18, 2014

  • Zlatin Ivanov (.

    Sorry can't make it tonight. Family matters

    September 18, 2014

  • Alan M.

    1st ever event I am going to, looking forward to it :D

    1 · September 18, 2014

  • Toby S.

    Unfortunately I am double booked, but hopefully my spot can be put to good use. Have fun!

    September 17, 2014

  • Alejandro L.

    I'm a front-end developer. I rarely used js task runners but I'm aware how powerful could be. So looking forward

    1 · September 15, 2014

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