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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 β€” Easily scaffold new projects with customizable templates (e.g HTML5 Boilerplate, Bootstrap), RequireJS and more.
  • Great build process β€” 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.

What is Gradle?

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?

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 Gradle and Yeoman?
Apache Ant
Ant is a Java-based build tool. In theory, it is kind of like Make, without Make's wrinkles and with the full portability of pure Java code.
Jenkins
In a nutshell Jenkins CI is the leading open-source continuous integration server. Built with Java, it provides over 300 plugins to support building and testing virtually any project.
Groovy
Groovy builds upon the strengths of Java but has additional power features inspired by languages like Python, Ruby and Smalltalk. It makes modern programming features available to Java developers with almost-zero learning curve.
Apache Maven
Maven allows a project to build using its project object model (POM) and a set of plugins that are shared by all projects using Maven, providing a uniform build system. Once you familiarize yourself with how one Maven project builds you automatically know how all Maven projects build saving you immense amounts of time when trying to navigate many projects.
Bazel
Bazel is a build tool that builds code quickly and reliably. It is used to build the majority of Google's software, and thus it has been designed to handle build problems present in Google's development environment.
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Giovanni Candido da Silva uses GradleGradle

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

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Cirrus Labs uses GradleGradle

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.

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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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Kang Hyeon Ku uses GradleGradle

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Refractal uses GradleGradle

Gradle is used generally as our Android build tool, simplifying dependencies and general build process dramatically.

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claudiofus uses GradleGradle

Accelerate developer productivity. Gradle helps teams build, automate and deliver better software, faster.

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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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