What is Brunch?
Brunch is an assembler for HTML5 applications. It's agnostic to frameworks, libraries, programming, stylesheet & templating languages and backend technology.
Brunch is a tool in the JS Build Tools / JS Task Runners category of a tech stack.
Brunch is an open source tool with 6.8K GitHub stars and 472 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Brunch's open source repository on GitHub
Who uses Brunch?
20 companies reportedly use Brunch in their tech stacks, including Uber, PhishX, and CodeCombat.
75 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Brunch.
Pros of Brunch
Easy and awesome
Built-in dev server with live reload
Simple to use
Has many pre-configurable framework "skeletons"
- compiles your scripts, templates, styleslints them
- wraps the scripts and templates in common.js / AMD modules.concatenates scripts and styles
- generates source maps for concatenated filescopies assets and static files
- shrinks the output by minifying code and optimizing imageswatches your files for changes
- notifies you about errors via console and system notifications
Brunch Alternatives & Comparisons
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