Release the Kraken! Announcing Yeoman 1.0

A preview of yo

A preview of the terminal output after running ‘yo’

Last week, I had the pleasure of ‘officially’ releasing Yeoman 1.0 live at BrazilJS.

Our core team (incl. Paul, Sindre, Pascal and Stephen) as well as our contributors put a great deal of love and effort into the project over the past 12 months and I wanted to take this opportunity to thank them for their help making this happen.

In case you missed it, check out the 1.0 release blog post or watch my video on The future of Yeoman for a preview of what we’re working on next. We have a lot of exciting features planned for the next few months, so watch this space!


  1. Thanks Addy.

    To me the great thing about Yeoman, more than the final result, was the process.

    I’m not currently using it in any commercial project, and I probably won’t need to, as I tend to work more with long-term projects, where the build is highly customised.

    But playing with the early versions exposed me to a lot of new concepts and tool.

    It raised awareness, not just for me, but for the whole community, on all sort of tools (Grunt, Bower, JSHint, RequireJS…) and best practices (automation, test driven development, live reload, composition…).

    So, I feel like that change in the community, which you probably have witnessed much more than I could, is the real, best outcome of Yeoman.

    • Not at all, Van! :)

      I think that one of the key areas Yeoman really helps with is introducing developers to Grunt best practices, tips/tricks and tasks that they might not have previously known about. It’s very useful for new projects and we spend a lot of time looking at how we can optimize that initial workflow.

      At the end of the day if what we put out there gets used directly or just serves as inspiration for those rolling their own with Grunt, we’re happy to be helping.

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