We teach GulpJS for Front End Development
I can build and deploy the Devschool website and blog with a single command and in under a minute. That is super-fast compared to technology I was using just a couple of years ago, where build and deploy time could reach into almost double digits in minutes. Light-weight just feels so right!
One build automation tool to rule them all
Yes, Webpack is pretty awesome, and no - we really aren't that partial to grunt (we prefer real code over configuration any day), but the soft, warm, fuzzy spot in our hearts is GulpJS and all the tasks that used to waste our time that just melt away now-a-days.
I love Ruby. I really do. But it excels on the 'server-side' or the 'back-end' and these days, I do what I can to delay even having such a thing until I can defer it no longer. Many times I find that we can build modern, responsive, data intensive applications without even a database. Something I would have though unimaginable just a few short years ago.