Gradle vs Yeoman: What are the differences?
What is Gradle? A powerful build system for the JVM. Gradle is a build tool with a focus on build automation and support for multi-language development. If you are building, testing, publishing, and deploying software on any platform, Gradle offers a flexible model that can support the entire development lifecycle from compiling and packaging code to publishing web sites.
What is Yeoman? 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.
Gradle and Yeoman are primarily classified as "Java Build" and "Front End Scaffolding" tools respectively.
Some of the features offered by Gradle are:
- Declarative builds and build-by-convention
- Language for dependency based programming
- Structure your build
On the other hand, Yeoman provides the following key features:
- Lightning-fast scaffolding — Easily scaffold new projects with customizable templates (e.g HTML5 Boilerplate, Bootstrap), RequireJS and more.
- Great build process — Not only do you get minification and concatenation
- I also optimize all your image files, HTML, compile your CoffeeScript and Compass files, if you're using AMD, I will pass those modules through r.js so you don't have to.
"Flexibility" is the top reason why over 106 developers like Gradle, while over 119 developers mention "Lightning-fast scaffolding" as the leading cause for choosing Yeoman.
Gradle and Yeoman are both open source tools. It seems that Yeoman with 9.23K GitHub stars and 759 forks on GitHub has more adoption than Gradle with 9.23K GitHub stars and 2.7K GitHub forks.
Netflix, Lyft, and 9GAG are some of the popular companies that use Gradle, whereas Yeoman is used by Avocode, Webedia, and Edify. Gradle has a broader approval, being mentioned in 465 company stacks & 360 developers stacks; compared to Yeoman, which is listed in 205 company stacks and 200 developer stacks.
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The main build tool. Integrate and delegate build to NodeJS in the client application, and build the server, its used for development productivity and production optimisations and quality. Automate all machine scripts and build things from dev to continuous integration to production
All 20+ micro-services that power Cirrus CI are living in a single mono repository. Gradle is using for testing and building Docker containers for all services.
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.
maven 과 함께 자바의 유명한 빌드 툴중 하나인데 솔직히 그냥 테스크 러너라는 생각이 든다. ssh 플러그인을 쓰면 간단한 배포는 쉽게 자동화 할 수 있다. ssh 플러그인의 경우 서버 시작 종료 쉘이 잘 안되는 경우가 있는 것 같다.
Gradle is used generally as our Android build tool, simplifying dependencies and general build process dramatically.
Accelerate developer productivity. Gradle helps teams build, automate and deliver better software, faster.
Yeoman is used for code generation and automation of the Promethean TV Broadcast Center Tool.
Using Yeoman to generate skeleton projects. No experience with writing custom generators.
Scaffolding the project's file directory as well as the AngularJS boilerplate.