Created: 2014-05-19 01:17
Updated: 2017-02-22 02:45

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Yeoman generator

Getting Started

What is Yeoman?

Trick question. It's not a thing. It's this guy:

Basically, he wears a top hat, lives in your computer, and waits for you to tell him what kind of application you wish to create.

Not every new computer comes with a Yeoman pre-installed. He lives in the npm package repository. You only have to ask for him once, then he packs up and moves into your hard drive. Make sure you clean up, he likes new and shiny things.

$ npm install -g yo

Yeoman Generators

Yeoman travels light. He didn't pack any generators when he moved in. You can think of a generator like a plug-in. You get to choose what type of application you wish to create, such as a Backbone application or even a Chrome extension.


  • MEAN stack
  • super light weight
  • choose your routing
  • clean express server

To install generator-ng-express from npm, run:

$ npm install -g generator-ng-express

Install Gulp globally

npm install -g gulp

Download the LiveReload extension for your browser, here is the link for Chrome

Locate the directory where you want to make the app if you're not there already and initiate the generator:

$ yo ng-express

Getting To Know Yeoman

Yeoman has a heart of gold. He's a person with feelings and opinions, but he's very easy to work with. If you think he's too opinionated, he can be easily convinced.

If you'd like to get to know Yeoman better and meet some of his friends, Grunt and Bower, check out the complete Getting Started Guide.



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