I'm in the process of reworking my build system, and I've read that node.js with grunt is a good way to go. I've never used either, and I'm having a bit of trouble.
The problem is that I want to set up a portable build environment that I can include in the version control for my project (maybe this isn't possible). Getting node.js and npm working has been no trouble. But, every instruction I see for installing grunt says to use the
Have a look at http://gruntjs.com/getting-started
Grunt has recently been split into a project-local dependency (
grunt) and a command-line launcher (
grunt-cli). It's the latter that should be installed globally.
As an extra hint on ensuring that you can take your builds everywhere: make sure you save all dependencies in
package.json, by using the
--save-dev parameters when using
npm install. More info: https://npmjs.org/doc/install.html