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Eclipse vs Yeoman: What are the differences?

Developers describe Eclipse as "IDE for Java EE Developers". Standard Eclipse package suited for Java and plug-in development plus adding new plugins; already includes Git, Marketplace Client, source code and developer documentation Click here to file a bug against Eclipse Platform.. On the other hand, Yeoman is detailed as "A set of tools for automating development workflow". Yeoman is a robust and opinionated set of tools, libraries, and a workflow that can help developers quickly build beautiful, compelling web apps. It is comprised of yo - a scaffolding tool using our generator system, grunt - a task runner for your build process and bower for dependency management.

Eclipse and Yeoman are primarily classified as "Integrated Development Environment" and "Front End Scaffolding" tools respectively.

"Does it all", "Integrates with most of tools" and "Easy to use" are the key factors why developers consider Eclipse; whereas "Lightning-fast scaffolding", "Automation" and "Great build process" are the primary reasons why Yeoman is favored.

Yeoman is an open source tool with 9.23K GitHub stars and 759 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Yeoman's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, Yeoman has a broader approval, being mentioned in 204 company stacks & 200 developers stacks; compared to Eclipse, which is listed in 248 company stacks and 138 developer stacks.

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What is Eclipse?

Standard Eclipse package suited for Java and plug-in development plus adding new plugins; already includes Git, Marketplace Client, source code and developer documentation. Click here to file a bug against Eclipse Platform.

What is Yeoman?

Yeoman is a robust and opinionated set of tools, libraries, and a workflow that can help developers quickly build beautiful, compelling web apps. It is comprised of yo - a scaffolding tool using our generator system, grunt - a task runner for your build process and bower for dependency management.
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What are some alternatives to Eclipse and Yeoman?
Android Studio
Android Studio is a new Android development environment based on IntelliJ IDEA. It provides new features and improvements over Eclipse ADT and will be the official Android IDE once it's ready.
Visual Studio
Visual Studio is a suite of component-based software development tools and other technologies for building powerful, high-performance applications.
IntelliJ IDEA
Out of the box, IntelliJ IDEA provides a comprehensive feature set including tools and integrations with the most important modern technologies and frameworks for enterprise and web development with Java, Scala, Groovy and other languages.
NetBeans IDE
NetBeans IDE is FREE, open source, and has a worldwide community of users and developers.
PyCharm
PyCharm’s smart code editor provides first-class support for Python, JavaScript, CoffeeScript, TypeScript, CSS, popular template languages and more. Take advantage of language-aware code completion, error detection, and on-the-fly code fixes!
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Tim De Lange uses YeomanYeoman

Quick scaffolding of project stacks I'm not that familiar with. Having a nice build system to start with on a new project is worth a lot.

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Casey Smith uses EclipseEclipse

Develop and debug Java code using standard Eclipse distribution. No special plugins; standard Maven and Git integration.

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Ana Phi Sancho uses EclipseEclipse

Self taught : acquired knowledge or skill on one's own initiative. Platform: OSX 10.8 or later, Windows 7 & 10' Linux

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Ducamp Laurent uses EclipseEclipse

I use as Java IDE for Spring. A packaged eclipse version exists. It was called STS (Spring Tool Suite).

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Promethean TV uses YeomanYeoman

Yeoman is used for code generation and automation of the Promethean TV Broadcast Center Tool.

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Nick De Cooman uses YeomanYeoman

Using Yeoman to generate skeleton projects. No experience with writing custom generators.

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Reactor Digital uses YeomanYeoman

Scaffolding the project's file directory as well as the AngularJS boilerplate.

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GHA Technologies uses YeomanYeoman

Used for scaffolding all our angular and some of our wordpress projects/demos.

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Zachary Melacncon uses EclipseEclipse

Used for Java back-end for and Angular front-end project.

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Skriglitz uses EclipseEclipse

My IDE of choice for developing pages and backend

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