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Comparing grunt vs. gulp

How are they different?

Here we compare between grunt and gulp. In this comparison we will focus on the latest versions of both packages. The current versions are grunt 1.0.1 and gulp 3.9.1.

grunt, The JavaScript Task Runner. It was authored by Grunt Development Team on Jan, 2012.
gulp, The streaming build system. It was authored by Fractal on Jul, 2013.

When comparing both packages you notice that gulp is the more popular package today (26,668 Stars on Github).
grunt has been out there for longer (since 5 years ago), it also has a bigger community of maintainers.
On the other hand, gulp has more versions, more frequent updates, less dependencies, more daily downloads, more weekly downloads, more monthly downloads, less open issues, less open pull requests, more stars on Github, more followers on Github and more forks.

In our review grunt got 1,341,754 points and gulp got 2,146,655 points. The points are a summary of how big the community is and how well the package is maintained.

Lets dive deeper and have a look at some more details on both packages.

Going into more detail

 

grunt
1.0.1
NPM

gulp
3.9.1
NPM

description The JavaScript Task Runner The streaming build system
keywords task, async, cli, minify, uglify, build, lodash, unit, test, qunit, nodeunit, server, init, scaffold, make, jake, tool
author Grunt Development Team Fractal
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browserify, webpack, brunch, npm browserify, webpack, bower, jspm
Comparison
licenses MIT MIT
created 5 years ago (Jan, 2012) 4 years ago (Jul, 2013)
modified 2 days ago 15 hours ago
total versions 56 63
version average every a month every 23 days
maintainers 4 2
dependencies 16 13
Daily Downloads 89,078 143,672
Weekly Downloads 480,770 749,049
Monthly Downloads 2,083,164 3,336,266
open issues 136 23
open pull requests 22 2
stargazers 11,477 26,668
subscribers 595 1,180
forks 1,496 3,798
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Points
Overall points

1,341,754

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2,146,655

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CLI Shortcuts
install npm i -S grunt npm i -S gulp
remove npm r -S grunt npm r -S gulp

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