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Broccoli is a performant and well maintained build tool that has been blessed by the Ember community. Grunt is the task manager that we all know and love (you know you still do). They fill their respective niches well, and using them together makes a lot of sense.

This Grunt plugin lets you specify different Broccoli tasks in the same Gruntfile, and then use either the build, watch or serve command with each of them.

Upgrading from 0.4.2

The latest version of grunt-broccoli upgrades the Broccoli dependency to ^1.0.0. All previously existing options still remain, but to align better with Grunt convention, they are now specified in the options object of your task. This also enables you to specify global options for all Broccoli tasks that can then be overriden for individual tasks.

For more details, see the changelog.

Get started

Install it by running npm i -D grunt-broccoli.

We've included a sample Gruntfile configuration below. You can use any name for your targets and then, in the terminal, pass either build, watch or serve as the final command. For instance:

grunt broccoli:prod:build
# or 
grunt broccoli:dev:watch
# or 
grunt broccoli:inline-config:serve
module.exports = function(grunt) {
    broccoli: {
      dev: {
        dest: 'public/assets',
        // These are the default option values. You only have to specify the
        // properties that you want to change
        options: {
          // By default, grunt-broccoli will walk up the directory tree until it
          // finds a file named "Brocfile.js". But if you specify a custom
          // path, it will be used "as is". It's also possible to specify a
          // function that returns a Broccoli node if you prefer to keep your
          // whole build config in Gruntfile.js
          config: 'Brocfile.js',
          // Can be either a string or an object. If a string, it specifies the
          // value of process.env.BROCCOLI_ENV. If an object, each key and value
          // will be merged with process.env
          env: 'development',
          // Which host to use with the 'serve' task
          host: '',
          // If true, grunt-broccoli will only overwrite the files that
          // actually have changed after every rebuild. If false, the 'dest'
          // directory will be removed completely, and then rewritten, after
          // every rebuild
          incrementalOverwrite: true,
          // Which port to use with the 'serve' task
          port: 4200,
          // This option dictates where temporary files are placed while
          // Broccoli executes a build. Before Broccoli 1.0.0, they were placed
          // in a directory called `tmp` next to the Brocfile. After 1.0.0,
          // they're normally placed in the OS's global tmp directory
          tmpdir: undefined
      prod: {
        dest: 'public/assets',
        options: {
          env: {
            BROCCOLI_ENV: 'production'
      'inline-config': {
        dest: 'public/assets',
        options: {
          // Here's an example of an inlined config. It's identical to what you
          // would put in a Brocfile, aside from the fact that a Brocfile would
          // use `module.exports` instead of `return` for the output node
          config: function() {
            var Sass = require('broccoli-sass');
            var PostCSS = require('broccoli-postcss');
            var Funnel = require('broccoli-funnel');
            var MergeTrees = require('broccoli-merge-trees');
            var css = new Sass(['src/scss'], 'site.scss', 'css/site.css');
            css = new PostCSS(css, {
              plugins: [
                  module: require('autoprefixer'),
                  options: { browsers: ['defaults', 'last 4 versions', 'IE 9'] }
            var img = new Funnel('src/img', { destDir: 'img' });
            return new MergeTrees([css, img]);
  grunt.registerTask('build', ['broccoli:prod:build']);
  grunt.registerTask('watch', ['broccoli:dev:watch']);
  grunt.registerTask('serve', ['broccoli:dev:serve']);
  grunt.registerTask('default', ['watch']);

For a more exhaustive example of what a Brocfile.js might look like, see broccoli-sample-app.