As a WordPress Developer, I’ve been using the fantastic Tom McFarlin's WPPB foundation plugin (now maintained by Devin Vinson) as my started plugin.
Every time I start working on a new plugin I find myself renaming files names, searching and replacing plugin-name, Plugin_Name , the packages, subpackages names, etc. All these tasks take me around 5-10 minutes every time, and I don’t like repeat unnecessary tasks.
At that time I was trying to work with NodeJS in a real project, and this was an excellent opportunity to do it. A small and personal project, So I expend about 3 hours in the core builder and 2 hours in the homepage and my little weekend project saw the light on November 16, 2014.