Published on April 07, 2014 by Toran Billups
Last year Stefan Penner launched Ember App Kit as an experimental project to help the community build a common foundation for ambitious projects built with ember.js. I loved the concept and personally couldn't thank Stef and the community enough for paving the way forward with this amazing project.
With that said, I didn't adopt it for any personal projects because I never fully understood how it all worked. In particular, the Gruntfile itself seemed like the most complex configuration file I'd ever seen. But to be clear, I can still appreciate the work and experience that went into building that file.
And because I found this project extremely helpful, I decided the community would benefit from a fresh step-by-step blog series showing how to build up a Gruntfile like this from scratch. I hope to give others some insight into each decision that is made along the way.
The long term solution will be something official like ember-cli but until this is stable/polished/etc I think this series will prove valuable. It might also help teams who had trouble upgrading EAK take another stab at it with fresh eyes.
I plan to cover the following concepts for those who might be interested