What are some alternatives?
When comparing Spring Roo and Gulp.js, you can also consider the following products
jHipster - JHipster is a Yeoman generator, used to create a Spring Boot + Angular project.
Yeoman - To do so, we provide a generator ecosystem. A generator is basically a plugin that can be run with the `yo` command to scaffold complete projects or useful parts. Through our official Generators, we promote the "Yeoman workflow".
OpenXava - OpenXava is a Web Java Framework for Rapid Development of Enterprise Applications.
CUBA.platform - A Full Stack Enterprise Java Framework with lots of out of the box functionality and amazing...
Brunch - Brunch builds, lints, compiles, concatenates and shrinks your HTML5 app in an ultra-simple way. No more Grunt / Gulp mess.