To speed up the process of starting a new project based on the Assemble framework, we'll make use of a Yeoman generator provided by the developer community. The generator will produce a minimal project setup, with everything we'll need to get started.
The only requirement for this recipe is a global installation of Node.js, with Grunt installed on top of it as per the Installing the Grunt CLI recipe in Chapter 1, Getting Started with Grunt. Be sure to refer to it if you are not yet familiar with its contents.
The following steps take us through installing the Yeoman tool and using it to generate a basic Assemble project.