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Run your gulp tasks with runserver and collectstatic

Project Description

django-gulp overrides ./ runserver and ./ collectstatic so that they also run your gulp tasks.

I’ve used this in conjunction with watchify and livereload in gulp, so that my simple unadorned runserver automatically watches and compiles new JavaScript files with browserify and live reloads new CSS that’s been automatically compiled from SASS.


Add "django_gulp" to your INSTALLED_APPS setting like this, making sure that it comes before django.contrib.staticfiles (or other apps that override runserver or collectstatic in the list if they’re listed):


Now when you run ./ runserver or ./ collectstatic your gulp tasks will run as well!


GULP_PRODUCTION_COMMAND defaults to gulp build --production. GULP_DEVELOP_COMMAND defaults to gulp.


django-gulp works on Heroku! You’ll just need to use buildpack-multi and make sure your .buildpacks file looks like this:

To use buildback-multi set your configuration like so:

$ heroku config:set BUILDPACK_URL=

Example output

$ ./ runserver
>>> Starting gulp
>>> gulp process on pid 47863
Performing system checks...

System check identified no issues.
May 04, 2015 - 18:27:52
Django version 1.8.1, using settings 'example.settings'
Starting development server at
Quit the server with CONTROL-C.
[18:27:53] Using gulpfile ~/p/example/gulpfile.js
[18:27:53] Starting 'bower-install'...
[18:27:54] Using cwd:  /Users/beau/p/example
[18:27:54] Using bower dir:  static/vendor
[18:27:54] Starting 'sass'...
[18:27:54] Starting 'watch'...
[18:27:54] Finished 'watch' after 19 ms
[18:27:54] Starting 'watchify'...
[18:28:08] Watching files required by bundle-about.js
[18:28:08] Bundling bundle-about.js...
[18:28:08] Watching files required by bundle-accounts-login.js
[18:28:08] Bundling bundle-accounts-login.js...
[18:28:08] Watching files required by bundle-accounts-signup.js
[18:28:08] Bundling bundle-accounts-signup.js...
[18:28:08] Watching files required by bundle-activities.js
[18:28:08] Bundling bundle-activities.js...
[18:28:08] Finished 'watchify' after 14 s
[18:28:09] Finished 'sass' after 15 s
^C>>> Closing gulp process
$ ./ collectstatic
[18:32:54] Using gulpfile ~/p/example/gulpfile.js
[18:32:54] Starting 'bower-install'...
[18:32:55] Using cwd:  /Users/beau/p/example
[18:32:55] Using bower dir:  static/vendor
[18:32:55] Starting 'sass'...
[18:32:56] Starting 'browserify'...
[18:33:05] Bundling bundle-about.js...
[18:33:05] Bundling bundle-accounts-login.js...
[18:33:05] Bundling bundle-accounts-signup.js...
[18:33:05] Bundling bundle-activities.js...
[18:33:05] Finished 'browserify' after 9.39 s
[18:33:08] Finished 'sass' after 13 s
[18:33:14] Finished 'bower-install' after 19 s
[18:33:14] Starting 'bower-main-files'...
[18:33:14] Starting 'bower-detritus'...
[18:33:14] Finished 'bower-main-files' after 104 ms
[18:33:14] Finished 'bower-detritus' after 507 ms
[18:33:14] Starting 'bower'...
[18:33:14] Finished 'bower' after 18 μs
[18:33:14] Starting 'build'...
[18:33:14] Finished 'build' after 5 μs

You have requested to collect static files at the destination
location as specified in your settings:


This will overwrite existing files!
Are you sure you want to do this?

Type 'yes' to continue, or 'no' to cancel: yes
Copying '/Users/beau/p/example/build/js/bundle-about.js'
Copying '/Users/beau/p/example/build/js/'
Copying '/Users/beau/p/example/build/js/bundle-accounts-login.js'
Copying '/Users/beau/p/example/build/js/'
Copying '/Users/beau/p/example/build/js/bundle-accounts-signup.js'
Copying '/Users/beau/p/example/build/js/'
Copying '/Users/beau/p/example/build/js/bundle-activities.js'
Copying '/Users/beau/p/example/build/js/'
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