The first time I heard of the Yeoman stack I nearly laughed out loud – for those that aren’t inclined to enjoy language arts (yes, that was me in school) “yeoman” is a word that doesn’t exactly describe a client-side stack:
- A man holding and cultivating a small landed estate; a freeholder
- A person qualified for certain duties and rights, such as to serve on juries and vote for the knight of the shire, by virtue of possessing free land of an annual value of 40 shillings
- A servant in a royal or noble household, ranking between a sergeant and a groom or a squire and a page
- A member of the yeomanry force
- A petty officer in the US Navy or Coast Guard performing clerical duties on board ship
But hey, I’ll suspend my belief for a moment and just take a look at what Yeoman has to offer, right?
Yeoman is an open source project that doesn’t really pull any punches, sotospeak. It’s a fairly “rigid” and “opinionated” web application stack for developers to use on their own projects.
It includes a number of tools and frameworks upon which to build with supporting documentation to boot. For a full list of features check out their website for continued updates.
There’s now also a WordPress generator now as well!
Now that you’ve increased your vocabulary and can use “yeoman” in a complete sentence why not now try out this stack? Go for it, you cultivating-land-owner you.