Recently I gave ionic a try. Ionic is a "open source front-end SDK for developing amazing mobile apps with web technologies". Since there is also a ionic generator for yeoman it was rather easy to scaffold a project from scratch. It was just a matter of running these two commands to get the generator installed and a new ionic project set-up (assuming you already have yeoman running):
Recently I wanted to dig a bit into Grails which is a full stack web application framework for the JVM. Grails "takes advantage of the Groovy programming language and convention over configuration to provide a productive and stream-lined development experience".