Jake is a CLI tool. You can install it globally with
npm i -g jake
, or install it locally and run with
. You can even embed it as a module in larger programs.
Tasks are the basic building block of execution for Jake-based build processes. Tasks can have other tasks as
, meaning those tasks have to run before the current task can run.
Jake lets you run multiple asynchronous tasks at once, by making a task's prerequisites concurrent. You can control the amount of concurrency, with a passed option.
Tasks can be namespaced, which provides a flexible, powerful way to prevent name conflicts, or just provide some organization for your build.
When you use a filename as a prerequisite for a task, but there is not a file-task defined for it, Jake can create file-tasks on the fly from Rules.
method allows you to run a task, along with its prerequisites, from inside another running task. This, along with the
methods, make Jake infinitely programmable.
Jake will automatically look for files with a .js extension in a 'jakelib' directory in your project, and load them (using require) after loading your main Jakefile.
Give Jake a try, let us know what you think