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Gulp-Based Build System

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This project uses Gulp to build NodeJS based apps.


The basic tenet of this project is to provide a life-cycle base build system to automate NodeJS application(s). The life-cycle provide points we can attach tasks to. This provides the ability to provide an extensible base of tasks to build any application.


Each life-cycle is made up of phases, each depending on the previous in the chain to have executed. You attach tasks to a phase for it to be run. Each task associated with a phase is run in parallel.

IMPORTANT: A task must have no dependency other than the phase.

There are in fact multiple life-cycles, Clean and Default.

Name Description
pre-clean execute processes needed prior to the actual project cleaning
clean remove all files generated by the previous build
post-clean execute processes needed to finalize the project cleaning

Default Lifecycle

Name Description
validate validate the project is correct and all necessary information is available.
initialize initialize build state, e.g. set properties or create directories.
resources generate resources for inclusion in the package.
compile compile the source code of the project.
test-compile compile the test source code into the test destination directory
test run tests using a suitable unit testing framework. These tests should not require the code be packaged or deployed.
dist take the compiled code and package it in its distributable format, such as a JAR.


The validate phase is where we check files:

  • well-formed package.json
  • lint code (JavaScript,TypeScript,SASS)


Create directories and any other necessary project structure before project can be built.


Generate resources used by the project:

  • image sprites
  • source-maps


Compile the code (if necessary), for instance, if you are using TypeScript.

Compile Tests

Compile the code (if necessary), for instance, if you are using TypeScript.


Run Unit Tests

Create Distribution

Generate the distribution.

Old Task Order

default: validate-package-json parallel: clean ts-lint check-js-style check-js-quality parallel: scripts-TypeScript scripts-JavaScript copy: parallel: styles-vendor-dist styles-dist scripts-JavaScript-dist html images

New task Order


default: validate: package-json ts-lint js-lint sass-lint initialize: log resources: html images compile: ts-compile js-compile test: unit-test dist: styles-vendor styles-app js

Release Process

  • commit all changes to include in the release
  • edit the version in package.json (respect semver)
  • update CHANGELOG.MD
  • commit
  • git tag <version>
  • git push --tags
  • draft the release on GitHub (add description, etc)
  • npm publish


Mark Small


This project and all associated source code is licensed under the terms of the MIT License.


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