Alex Terentiev

Extend SharePoint Framework Yeoman Generator for Your Needs

Yeoman is a scaffolding tool for modern web applications.
It provides us a generators ecosystem where generator is a plugin that can be run to scaffold complete projects or useful parts.
Yeoman generators in general and SharePoint Framework generator in particular provide an ability to create own generators by extending existing ones. It means that you can extend out of the box SPFx generator with tools and libraries you need in your projects.
Key point of the session:
1. Key concepts of Yeoman generator and extensibility
2. Basic Node.js and Yeoman Generator APIs to simplify custom generator's development
3. Demo of simple extension of SPFx generator
4. Showcasing PnP SPFx generator as a solid example of customized scaffolding tool


Alex Terentiev

Office Development MVP. Microsoft 365 PnP Team Member. Custom Solutions Architect, Lead Developer at Sharepointalist Inc.

Alex has been working with SharePoint for more than 10 years, focusing on building custom SharePoint/Office 365 solutions. He is leading development of various SharePoint products, being used by hundreds of companies all over the world. Having very strong background in front-end development, he is riding the modern web development wave and helping community with learning latest development techniques. Alex is a regular contributor to Microsoft 365 Patterns and Practices and presenter during Microsoft 365 PnP Community calls. Three times awarded during invite-only SharePoint Dev Kitchen events hosted by Microsoft SharePoint Product Team: 2017, 2018, 2019. 2017 European SharePoint Community Award Finalist.

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