Webpack vs Yeoman: What are the differences?
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.
Webpack can be classified as a tool in the "JS Build Tools / JS Task Runners" category, while Yeoman is grouped under "Front End Scaffolding Tools".
"Most powerful bundler", "Built-in dev server with livereload" and "Can handle all types of assets" are the key factors why developers consider Webpack; whereas "Lightning-fast scaffolding", "Automation" and "Great build process" are the primary reasons why Yeoman is favored.
Webpack and Yeoman are both open source tools. It seems that Webpack with 49.5K GitHub stars and 6.22K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Yeoman with 9.23K GitHub stars and 759 GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, Webpack has a broader approval, being mentioned in 2181 company stacks & 1297 developers stacks; compared to Yeoman, which is listed in 204 company stacks and 200 developer stacks.
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Webpack is the best bundler. Period.
Yes, it has a(n arguably) messy documentation, and a steep learning curve; but once you get the hang of it, there is nothing you cannot do with it.
Use it and you don’t have to use any other bundler at all.
It has a vivid ecosystem, and great plugin support.
My preferred build tool; allows me to bundle my JSX, JS, CSS files for easy access and I can pass the bundle through my node server for server side rendering.
Flexible building and compiling of source for browser consumption, mainly for JS, but experimenting a little with CSS (although I prefer StylusJS for CSS).
We use this to optimise the delivery of the client-side for our revised Admin System, so it's able to be delivered to browsers as efficiently as possible.
Webpack compiles files to bundles with source maps. Using Webpack you can use the latest features (ES6) and have it compiled to compliant js.
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.
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.