Installing Gulp for AngularJS



Key players

  1. Visual Studio
  2. NodeJS
  3. NPM
  4. Bower
  5. Gulp

Step 1: Installer

Please note you may also use chocolatey for installing nodejs and github

“Chocolatey is a package manager for Windows (like apt-get but for Windows). It was designed to be a decentralized framework for quickly installing applications and tools that you need. It is built on the NuGet infrastructure currently using PowerShell as its focus for delivering packages from the distros to your door, err computer.”


    choco install nodejs
    choco install nodejs.install
    choco install git 
    choco install git.install 

Step 2: Visual Studio Extensions


Step 3: Global Node Packages

Install packages for CLI globally, This will enable glup and bower command line interfaces

  • NPM
  • bower
  • gulp
    npm install -g npm
    npm install -g bower
    npm install -g gulp

Please note: NPM will be automatcially downloaded with node js installer

Step 4: Create npm and bower dependencies files

In order to handle server side packages, create packages.json file

npm init

In order to handle client side packages, create bower.json file:

bower init

Step 5: Project specific Node Packages

  • gulp
npm install --save-dev gulp

–save-dev store packages to devDependencies in package.json file

–save store packages to dependencies in package.json file


Step 6: Project specific Bower Packages

    bower install angular --save
    bower install lodash --save
    bower install jasmine --save

For specific version of bower packages you may used #versionNumber

    bower install angularjs#v1.3.8 --save
    bower install lodash#v3.10.1 --save

Step 7: Add gulp config file in project

Add gulpfile.js in project and paste below code in it.

    var gulp = require('gulp');
    gulp.task('testing', function () {
        console.log('Hello world!');

require grab our gulp packages

Step 8: Executing Gulp Task

Now execute testing task in CMD (make sure CMD refer to project path)

    gulp testing


*Images created by John Papa


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