Recently, I was contacted by the folks at 5 Simple Steps and they asked me to write a “Fast Read” guide to build tools such as Gulp, Broccoli and Grunt.
It’s available for the price of a cup of coffee (or, I dunno, like 6 bananas or something). The book is aimed at graphic designers and front end developers and it explains what build tools are, how they are useful, and what they can do for us. I didn’t focus on any one specific tool, I kept it theoretical, so that after reading the book, the reader should feel comfortable in picking up any tool on the market and understanding what they are trying to accomplish.
It’s only about 4,000 words long, so you can read it on a train journey easily – between Cardiff and Bristol you could understand the world of build tools! I provided a repository of sample code so readers have some concrete examples also.
5 Simple Steps were a pleasure to work with, and it’s a great feeling to have a book published by them!