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Webpack vs Yeoman: What are the differences?

What is Webpack? A bundler for javascript and friends. A bundler for javascript and friends. Packs many modules into a few bundled assets. Code Splitting allows to load parts for the application on demand. Through "loaders" modules can be CommonJs, AMD, ES6 modules, CSS, Images, JSON, Coffeescript, LESS, ... and your custom stuff.

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.

What is Webpack?

A bundler for javascript and friends. Packs many modules into a few bundled assets. Code Splitting allows to load parts for the application on demand. Through "loaders" modules can be CommonJs, AMD, ES6 modules, CSS, Images, JSON, Coffeescript, LESS, ... and your custom stuff.

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 Webpack and Yeoman?
gulp
Build system automating tasks: minification and copying of all JavaScript files, static images. More capable of watching files to automatically rerun the task when a file changes.
Babel
Babel will turn your ES6+ code into ES5 friendly code, so you can start using it right now without waiting for browser support.
Parcel
Parcel is a web application bundler, differentiated by its developer experience. It offers blazing fast performance utilizing multicore processing, and requires zero configuration.
Browserify
Browserify lets you require('modules') in the browser by bundling up all of your dependencies.
Grunt
The less work you have to do when performing repetitive tasks like minification, compilation, unit testing, linting, etc, the easier your job becomes. After you've configured it, a task runner can do most of that mundane work for you—and your team—with basically zero effort.
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Volkan Özçelik uses WebpackWebpack

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.

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Alec Cunningham uses WebpackWebpack

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.

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Kent Steiner uses WebpackWebpack

Flexible building and compiling of source for browser consumption, mainly for JS, but experimenting a little with CSS (although I prefer StylusJS for CSS).

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Andrew Gatenby uses WebpackWebpack

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.

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Cameron Drake uses WebpackWebpack

Webpack compiles files to bundles with source maps. Using Webpack you can use the latest features (ES6) and have it compiled to compliant js.

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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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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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