Introduction to Gulp.js 14: Deploying the Website with Rsync

This is the 14th and (for now) last part of my series Introduction to Gulp.js. I may come back later to this series to add additional tasks. Today I will write a task to sync the files of my Jekyll site to my webserver.

Designer & Developer

I work as Front-End Engineer at XING and contributed to Jobs (simplified design, new search), Mobile (Touch and iPad hybrid app), Profile and the new Groups.

I am co-creator of the idea for XING Projects, a job platform for freelancer. I worked on this innovation project from the beginning and helped bringing it to the XING BetaLabs program.

I won the award Best Smart Tools & Services at the Prototyping Days 2013.

Martial Artist

I love martial arts, especially the Japanese. I practised Shotokan Karate for seven years and then began training Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu.

In Bujinkan we train nine different schools: six Samurai and three Ninja schools, the oldest of these school is 1396 years old and the traditions where given from master to scholar for generations.

These martial arts aren’t sports, but highly efficient fighting systems, proven on the battlefields of ancient Japan.

I run a website on this topic for more than 15 years. I collected knowledge about the history, arts, tools, weapons, philosophy and life of the Ninja.


I am an introvert. Only ¼ of all people around the globe are introverted, that’s why we are usually outnumbered. Introverts think differently, their brain processes information in a different way than other brains. While extraverts get energy by social interaction with other people, introverts loose their energy and need time to refill.


The wise hawk hides its talons.

Book Lover

I love books, to be precice I love paper books. I can not imagine a living room without shelves of books.

Most likly I inherited this passion from my grandfather, who owned over 4000 books. My books count roughly a 1000. I buy books ahead and my desks are always stuffed with unread books. I like classics, books about philosophy, martial arts, art & desgin, architecture, typography and novels.

Work-related books I read mostly digital, because they get old too fast and don’t look nice in most cases.