What are some alternatives?
When comparing Spring Roo and Lineman, 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".
IntelliJ IDEA - Capable and Ergonomic IDE for JVM
Gulp.js - Automate and enhance your workflow
OpenXava - OpenXava is a Web Java Framework for Rapid Development of Enterprise Applications.
Grunt - The Grunt ecosystem is huge and it's growing every day.