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Terraform vs Yeoman: What are the differences?

Developers describe Terraform as "Describe your complete infrastructure as code and build resources across providers". With Terraform, you describe your complete infrastructure as code, even as it spans multiple service providers. Your servers may come from AWS, your DNS may come from CloudFlare, and your database may come from Heroku. Terraform will build all these resources across all these providers in parallel. 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.

Terraform belongs to "Infrastructure Build Tools" category of the tech stack, while Yeoman can be primarily classified under "Front End Scaffolding Tools".

Some of the features offered by Terraform are:

  • Infrastructure as Code: Infrastructure is described using a high-level configuration syntax. This allows a blueprint of your datacenter to be versioned and treated as you would any other code. Additionally, infrastructure can be shared and re-used.
  • Execution Plans: Terraform has a "planning" step where it generates an execution plan. The execution plan shows what Terraform will do when you call apply. This lets you avoid any surprises when Terraform manipulates infrastructure.
  • Resource Graph: Terraform builds a graph of all your resources, and parallelizes the creation and modification of any non-dependent resources. Because of this, Terraform builds infrastructure as efficiently as possible, and operators get insight into dependencies in their infrastructure.

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.

"Infrastructure as code" is the primary reason why developers consider Terraform over the competitors, whereas "Lightning-fast scaffolding" was stated as the key factor in picking Yeoman.

Terraform and Yeoman are both open source tools. Terraform with 17.4K GitHub stars and 4.77K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Yeoman with 9.23K GitHub stars and 759 GitHub forks.

Uber Technologies, DigitalOcean, and 9GAG are some of the popular companies that use Terraform, whereas Yeoman is used by eTobb, Custora, and Webedia. Terraform has a broader approval, being mentioned in 490 company stacks & 298 developers stacks; compared to Yeoman, which is listed in 204 company stacks and 200 developer stacks.

What is Terraform?

With Terraform, you describe your complete infrastructure as code, even as it spans multiple service providers. Your servers may come from AWS, your DNS may come from CloudFlare, and your database may come from Heroku. Terraform will build all these resources across all these providers in parallel.

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 Terraform and Yeoman?
    Ansible
    Ansible is an IT automation tool. It can configure systems, deploy software, and orchestrate more advanced IT tasks such as continuous deployments or zero downtime rolling updates. Ansible’s goals are foremost those of simplicity and maximum ease of use.
    Kubernetes
    Kubernetes is an open source orchestration system for Docker containers. It handles scheduling onto nodes in a compute cluster and actively manages workloads to ensure that their state matches the users declared intentions.
    Packer
    Packer automates the creation of any type of machine image. It embraces modern configuration management by encouraging you to use automated scripts to install and configure the software within your Packer-made images.
    Cloud Foundry
    Cloud Foundry is an open platform as a service (PaaS) that provides a choice of clouds, developer frameworks, and application services. Cloud Foundry makes it faster and easier to build, test, deploy, and scale applications.
    Pulumi
    Pulumi is a cloud development platform that makes creating cloud programs easy and productive. Skip the YAML and just write code. Pulumi is multi-language, multi-cloud and fully extensible in both its engine and ecosystem of packages.
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    How developers use Terraform and Yeoman
    Avatar of Royal Icing
    Royal Icing uses TerraformTerraform

    Terraform makes it so easy to deploy AWS and Google Cloud services, with the declarative approach avoiding so many headaches of manual work and possible mistakes.

    Avatar of Tim De Lange
    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.

    Avatar of Bùi Thanh
    Bùi Thanh uses TerraformTerraform
    • Infrastructure as Code.
    • Central tool to deploy all infratructure: AWS, CloudFlare, StatusCake
    Avatar of Promethean TV
    Promethean TV uses YeomanYeoman

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

    Avatar of Nick De Cooman
    Nick De Cooman uses YeomanYeoman

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

    Avatar of Reactor Digital
    Reactor Digital uses YeomanYeoman

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

    Avatar of GHA Technologies
    GHA Technologies uses YeomanYeoman

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

    Avatar of Prime Technologies
    Prime Technologies uses TerraformTerraform

    The entire AWS environments is described and setup using Terraform.

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    Binded uses TerraformTerraform

    All of our infrastructure is stored as code thanks to Terraform.

    Avatar of Razorpay
    Razorpay uses TerraformTerraform

    We orchestrate our AWS infrastructure using Terraform.

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