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Grunt vs Microbundle: What are the differences?

What is Grunt? The JavaScript Task Runner. The less work you have to do when performing repetitive tasks like minification, compilation, unit testing, linting, etc, the easier your job becomes. After you've configured it, a task runner can do most of that mundane work for you—and your team—with basically zero effort.

What is Microbundle? Zero-configuration bundler for tiny modules. Zero-configuration bundler for tiny modules, powered by Rollup.

Grunt and Microbundle can be primarily classified as "JS Build Tools / JS Task Runners" tools.

Grunt and Microbundle are both open source tools. Grunt with 11.9K GitHub stars and 1.55K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Microbundle with 3.72K GitHub stars and 168 GitHub forks.

Decisions about Grunt and Microbundle

Very simple to use and a great way to optimize repetitive tasks, like optimize PNG images, convert to WebP, create sprite images with CSS.

I didn't choose Grunt because of the fact it uses files and Gulp uses memory, making it faster for my use case since I need to work with 3000+ small images. And the fact Gulp has 32k+ stars on GitHub.

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Pros of Grunt
Pros of Microbundle
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    Configuration
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    Open source
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    Automation of minification and live reload
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    Great community
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    SASS compilation
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    All the best Terser and Rollup settings already set
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    Works well with TypeScript

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Cons of Grunt
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    Poor mindshare/community support
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    What is Grunt?

    The less work you have to do when performing repetitive tasks like minification, compilation, unit testing, linting, etc, the easier your job becomes. After you've configured it, a task runner can do most of that mundane work for you—and your team—with basically zero effort.

    What is Microbundle?

    Zero-configuration bundler for tiny modules, powered by Rollup.

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      What are some alternatives to Grunt and Microbundle?
      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.
      Webpack
      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.
      npm
      npm is the command-line interface to the npm ecosystem. It is battle-tested, surprisingly flexible, and used by hundreds of thousands of JavaScript developers every day.
      Yarn
      Yarn caches every package it downloads so it never needs to again. It also parallelizes operations to maximize resource utilization so install times are faster than ever.
      Gradle
      Gradle is a build tool with a focus on build automation and support for multi-language development. If you are building, testing, publishing, and deploying software on any platform, Gradle offers a flexible model that can support the entire development lifecycle from compiling and packaging code to publishing web sites.
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