What am I?
Yeoman is a robust and opinionated client-side stack, comprising tools and frameworks that can help developers quickly build beautiful web applications. We take care of providing everything needed to get started without any of the normal headaches associated with a manual setup.
Yeoman is fast, performant and is optimized to work best in modern browsers.
For more information about the project, see yeoman.io.
Try the audit script to see what you need in place:
curl -L get.yeoman.io | bash
You can follow its guidance or simply walk through the installation procedure.
Yeoman requires Node 0.8.x
For more information on Yeoman, please read our complete documentation.
Yeoman supports a powerful set of high-level commands. These include:
yeoman init # Initialize and scaffold a new project using generator templates yeoman build # Build an optimized version of your app, ready to deploy yeoman server # Launch a preview server which will begin watching for changes yeoman test # Run a Mocha test harness in a headless PhantomJS yeoman install # Install a package from the client-side package registry yeoman uninstall # Uninstall the package yeoman update # Update a package to the latest version yeoman list # List the packages currently installed yeoman search # Query the registry for matching package names yeoman lookup # Look up info on a particular package
A common initial workflow with Yeoman might be:
yeoman init # Invoke the most basic application scaffold (Bootstrap, Boilerplate etc.) yeoman server # Fire off a file watch/server process which also places an # intermediate build of your project in `temp` yeoman build # Build your project, creating an optimized version in a new `dist` directory yeoman server:dist # Serve up the production-ready version of your application
Some more examples of how to use our commands include:
# Generators for MVC/MV* Frameworks yeoman init quickstart # Skip our questions and get a H5BP, jQuery and Modernizr base yeoman init bbb # Backbone Boilerplate generator scaffold yeoman init ember # Ember-Rails generator scaffold yeoman init ember-starter # Create a "Hello World" Yeoman project with the Ember Starter Kit yeoman init backbone # Backbone-Rails generator scaffold yeoman init angular # Invoke the AngularJS generator scaffold yeoman init angular:controller # Invoke the AngularJS Controller sub-generator # Generator for Chrome Apps yeoman init chromeapp # Additional server profiles yeoman server:app # Serves up an intermediate build of your application yeoman server:dist # Serves up a production build, if you've built before yeoman server:test # Serves your test suite # Package management yeoman search jquery # Lookup jQuery in the Bower registry yeoman install jquery underscore [depName] # Install a dependency or dependencies yeoman update jquery # Update a specific dependency (e.g jquery)
We also have extended documentation available for those more interested in the Yeoman internals.
Yeoman uses Bower as its package manager. The Bower registry is currently being populated, you may find that certain packages work and others do not. We are actively working with the Bower team to resolve this issue and hope to have fully functional packages in place upon launch.
- Modern browsers (latest version of Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Opera and IE10)
- Chrome on Android
- Mobile Safari
Yeoman 1.0 will support OS X, Linux and FreeBSD. We will be aiming to bring in support for Windows in a future version of the project.
See the contributing docs
- Twitter Bootstrap
- HTML5 Boilerplate
- Twitter Bower
- And more...
Version 1 of the project features the combined efforts of:
and other developers.
Yeoman is released under a BSD license.