Bower vs Browserify: What are the differences?
Bower: A package manager for the web. Bower is a package manager for the web. It offers a generic, unopinionated solution to the problem of front-end package management, while exposing the package dependency model via an API that can be consumed by a more opinionated build stack. There are no system wide dependencies, no dependencies are shared between different apps, and the dependency tree is flat; Browserify: Browser-side require() the node.js way. Browserify lets you require('modules') in the browser by bundling up all of your dependencies.
Bower and Browserify can be categorized as "Front End Package Manager" tools.
"Package management" is the top reason why over 482 developers like Bower, while over 73 developers mention "Node style browser code" as the leading cause for choosing Browserify.
Bower and Browserify are both open source tools. Bower with 15.2K GitHub stars and 1.97K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Browserify with 12.8K GitHub stars and 1.12K GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, Bower has a broader approval, being mentioned in 803 company stacks & 395 developers stacks; compared to Browserify, which is listed in 111 company stacks and 42 developer stacks.
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It's the lesser of all of the other evils out there. Webpack makes you completely blind to how things are put together. I like gulp, this made it easy.
PrometheanTV utilizes Bower in the Broadcast Center Tool to manage 3rd party front end dependencies including things like Angular, Bootstrap, etc.
Bower was used for a small amount of package management. npm was used everywhere but a few edge cases that only worked with Bower.
Main React functionality pipeline broken into CommonJS modules: Reflux data stores, React components (cjsx - coffee/jsx).
Made sharing node modules with the frontend real easy. Especially when developing hybrid apps.
It easily for me to have this kind of technology. She allow me to manage my front-end package
To provide any vendor modules used within the frontend build, mainly AngularJS libraries.