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.
When comparing both packages you notice that
gulp is the more popular package today
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 1,023,143 points and gulp got 1,485,237 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.