Need advice about which tool to choose?Ask the StackShare community!


+ 1

+ 1
Add tool

CodeKit vs gulp: What are the differences?

  1. Performance: Gulp is faster in terms of task execution speed as it uses streams and code is written in JavaScript, whereas CodeKit may be slightly slower due to its GUI interface and compilation process.
  2. Flexibility: Gulp offers more flexibility with a wide range of plugins and customization options, while CodeKit has a more structured approach with limited customization possibilities.
  3. Learning Curve: Gulp has a steeper learning curve as it requires knowledge of JavaScript and build processes, whereas CodeKit is more user-friendly and suitable for beginners.
  4. Community Support: Gulp has a larger and more active community, providing better support, updates, and a variety of resources compared to CodeKit.
  5. Integration: Gulp integrates well with other tools and workflows like npm, Browserify, and webpack, making it more versatile for different project requirements, while CodeKit may have limitations in terms of integration with certain third-party tools.
  6. Cost: Gulp is open-source and free to use, while CodeKit comes with a one-time purchase fee, making it a cost factor to consider.

In Summary, Gulp offers better performance, flexibility, learning curve, community support, integration options, and is cost-effective compared to CodeKit.

Get Advice from developers at your company using StackShare Enterprise. Sign up for StackShare Enterprise.
Learn More
Pros of CodeKit
Pros of gulp
  • 8
    Instant setup for quick experiments
  • 8
    Easy to configure
  • 7
    Cross device live reloading
  • 5
    Any editor OK
  • 451
    Build speed
  • 277
  • 244
  • 210
    Open source
  • 175
    Node streams
  • 107
  • 83
    Lots of plugins
  • 66
    Works great with browserify
  • 45
    Easy to Learn
  • 17
  • 4
    build workflow
  • 3
    Simple & flexible
  • 3
    Great community
  • 2
    Stylus intergration
  • 2
    Clean Code
  • 2
    jade intergration
  • 0
    Well documented

Sign up to add or upvote prosMake informed product decisions

- No public GitHub repository available -

What is CodeKit?

Process Less, Sass, Stylus, Jade, Haml, Slim, CoffeeScript, Javascript, and Compass files automatically each time you save. Easily set options for each language.

What is gulp?

Build system automating tasks: minification and copying of all JavaScript files, static images. More capable of watching files to automatically rerun the task when a file changes.

Need advice about which tool to choose?Ask the StackShare community!

What companies use CodeKit?
What companies use gulp?
See which teams inside your own company are using CodeKit or gulp.
Sign up for StackShare EnterpriseLearn More

Sign up to get full access to all the companiesMake informed product decisions

What tools integrate with CodeKit?
What tools integrate with gulp?

Sign up to get full access to all the tool integrationsMake informed product decisions

Blog Posts

What are some alternatives to CodeKit and gulp?
A bundler for javascript and friends. Packs many modules into a few bundled assets. Code Splitting allows to load parts for the application on demand. Through "loaders" modules can be CommonJs, AMD, ES6 modules, CSS, Images, JSON, Coffeescript, LESS, ... and your custom stuff.
Sublime Text
Sublime Text is available for OS X, Windows and Linux. One license is all you need to use Sublime Text on every computer you own, no matter what operating system it uses. Sublime Text uses a custom UI toolkit, optimized for speed and beauty, while taking advantage of native functionality on each platform.
It is an interface tool which handles pre-processing, and other front-end tasks. Its greatest strength is the incredible ease with which it allows you to use pre-processors of various kinds, be they for CSS, HTML or JavaScript.
NetBeans IDE
NetBeans IDE is FREE, open source, and has a worldwide community of users and developers.
It is a new doc for teams. It begins with a blinking cursor and grows as big as your team’s ambition. Coda docs do everything from run weekly meetings to launch products.
See all alternatives