Yeoman: Modern Workflows for Modern Webapps
Front-end developers should take a note of the release of Yeoman, a front-end development workflow.
To aid front-end developers in their work, Yeoman provides the following features:
- Fast Scaffolding: Yeoman has a generator-based architecture, which allows it to generate scaffolding for projects quickly using assets such as HTML5 boilerplate and Twitter bootstrap. Yeoman also supports the use of AMD modules using requireJS.
- CoffeeScript and Compass: The livereload process allows it to compile CoffeeScript as well as Compass files (SASS/SCSS) automatically during development.
- Package Management: Yeoman uses Twitter’s Bower package manager to handle asset and dependency management, allowing packages from Bower’s registry to be added to a project with just a couple of key strokes.
- Built-in Preview Server: A built in webserver allows quick previewing of a project without having to set up an external server.