Gobble: The Last Build Tool You'll Ever Need

Rich Harris (front end developer at The Guardian and creator of RactiveJS) takes us on a journey of why and how he created the build tool Gobble, how to extend it, and how to use it in your projects.

Since Grunt.js lit the path to a smarter way of working, there's been an explosion of node.js-based build tools - Gulp, Plumber, Assetgraph and Broccoli, to name a few. Each brings something unique to the table. Given all these choices, why do we need yet another?

Gobble is optimised for developer sanity - it prioritises debuggability, ease of use, and a standards-based approach to creating plugins. This talk explores why these things are so important, and how Gobble works under the hood to deliver blazing fast builds.

 

40:22

This talk hosted by the nodejs meetup at Shutterstock in NYC.