When building applications, many repetitive tasks could be automated so that you can spend more time developing and less time on grueling tasks like optimization, testing, and deployment. This is where Gulp and similar automation toolkits come into play.

In this video, we will learn how to solve a common problem that many developers face when they are getting ready to deploy. We will see how to use Gulp and Node.js to optimize a website consisting of any number of files by inlining all the external CSS and JavaScript files and minifying all the local HTML, CSS, and JavaScript files. By using Gulp to do this, the developer is saved from having to do this by hand while still reaping the search engine optimization (SEO) benefits of having an optimized website.