Adding Npm to a PHP Travis Project

Like most PHP developers, I'm polyglot. My PHP project builds with phing, but uses a bunch of npm tools along the way to minify assets and those types of things. When I introduced TravisCI into my project, I was instantly confused by the requirement to specify the technology I was using ... all of them, surely?

In need of wisdom and advice, I turned to the best source I know:

The answer came back from @Ocramius (thankyou!) who linked to a .travis.yml showing how to use the stock nodejs' npm to add tools in the before_script segment, like this:

before_script:
- npm install -g grunt-cli
- npm install

Then I can just include a grunt call in my script: section, and all is well. I had a hard time finding this so I thought I'd put it here for next time I need it (and anyone else who might find it handy).

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