Bower vs. Browserify

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What is Bower?

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.

What is Browserify?

Browserify lets you require('modules') in the browser by bundling up all of your dependencies.

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Why do developers choose Bower?
Why do you like Bower?

Why do developers choose Browserify?
Why do you like Browserify?


What are the cons of using Bower?
Downsides of Bower?

What are the cons of using Browserify?
No Cons submitted yet for Browserify
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What companies use Bower?
1049 companies on StackShare use Bower
What companies use Browserify?
145 companies on StackShare use Browserify


What tools integrate with Bower?
6 tools on StackShare integrate with Bower
What tools integrate with Browserify?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Browserify

What are some alternatives to Bower and Browserify?

  • npm - The package manager for JavaScript.
  • Yarn - A new package manager for JavaScript
  • RequireJS - JavaScript file and module loader
  • Component - Client package management for building better web applications

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