I have been using Grunt with Handlebars and Assemble.io, SASS but I will need to work with PHP pages and database so I am looking for a great tool like Grunt which allows me to use PHP pages / MySql database.

Any suggestions?

Many thanks!

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I think Phing is a good choice but why don't you use Grunt for PHP as well? Why would you pick a new tool only for PHP?

(you could install grunt-php, grunt-phpunit, grunt-phpmd, grunt-phpspec, grunt-phplint and so on ... you might start with this)

List of useful links to integrate grunt with Yii:

  • Thanks Harcos, You are right actually. I just don't know how to integrate grunt with my PHP framework (YII) and make them work together. But absolutely, I think I will keep Grunt and use it with my PHP framework, somehow!
    – MeV
    Nov 25, 2015 at 9:53
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    @MaRco85 I've edited my answer, now you can see a list of useful links to get started with the integration Nov 25, 2015 at 10:08
  • That is so helpful!! Thank you very much for that and I am definitely starting to work on it!
    – MeV
    Nov 25, 2015 at 11:49
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    you are welcome :) Nov 25, 2015 at 16:35

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