What is Bower?
Who uses Bower?
Why developers like Bower?
Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Bower in their tech stack.
To provide any vendor modules used within the frontend build, mainly AngularJS libraries. Bower
Bower was used for a small amount of package management. npm was used everywhere but a few edge cases that only worked with Bower. Bower
PrometheanTV utilizes Bower in the Broadcast Center Tool to manage 3rd party front end dependencies including things like Angular, Bootstrap, etc. Bower
- Bower operates at a lower level than previous attempts at client-side package management – such as Jam, Volo, or Ender. These managers could consume Bower as a dependency.
- Bower's aim is simply to install packages, resolve dependencies from a bower.json, check versions, and then provide an API which reports on these things. Nothing more. This is a major diversion from past attempts at browser package management.
- Bower offers a generic, unopinionated solution to the problem of package management, while exposing an API that can be consumed by a more opinionated build stack.