Dyno is a Yeoman generator that provides a nice set of defaults for ground-up web development. It scaffolds out a barebones webapp with cool tech:
- Coffeescript (optional, but seriously awesome)
- Browserify for dependency management
- Gulp for running tasks
- BrowserSync for keeping things in sync while developing
- Jade instead of that pesky html
- Compass and Sass for styling
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 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.
To install generator-dyno from npm, run:
$ npm install -g generator-dyno
Finally, initiate the generator:
$ yo dyno
Once everything is ready, start the local server:
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.