The Missing Front End Tool

I have been waiting for a product like Surge. When, I first saw Surge I actually ignored it. The website explained what it was. “Surge makes it easy for developers to deploy projects to a production-quality CDN through Grunt, Gulp, npm.” This was all free it felt too good to be true.

I needed a working URL for a small project I was hacking on and I figured I would give it a chance and see how this would fair. This was the perfect project to demo this. The install process was as simple as running “npm install -g surge” to install. Then you run surge to set up an account and that is all the setup that is needed.

My project was pushed to their CDN and I have a .surge.sh domain within 30 seconds. There is documentation about adding custom domains.

Tomorrow I want to look at the grunt, gulp and github plugins and see what we can do with those.