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JavaScript Express Basics (2015) Doing more with Express Using “express-generator” to Start an Express Project

Anthony c
Anthony c
20,907 Points

Yeoman vs Express generator

Are they substitutes for each other? Or compliments? Or not related what so ever?

1 Answer

jared eiseman
jared eiseman
29,023 Points

They are pretty closely related.

The express generator is something developed and maintained by the same folks that made the Express boilerplate. This is a very simple version of an Express server.

Yeoman (yo) generators are generator built by other people. Often times these include Express within them, for instance in the cases of MEAN stack generators.

One way to look at it is they both do the same thing, in that they abstract away a lot of the tedious tasks of starting a project. The difference is the point in which they leave you to start customizing the code.