Bower vs. Browserify vs. Component

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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.

What is Component?

Component's philosophy is the UNIX philosophy of the web - to create a platform for small, reusable components that consist of JS, CSS, HTML, images, fonts, etc. With its well-defined specs, using Component means not worrying about most frontend problems such as package management, publishing components to a registry, or creating a custom build process for every single app.


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What are the cons of using Bower?
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What are the cons of using Component?
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What companies use Bower?
783 companies on StackShare use Bower
What companies use Browserify?
112 companies on StackShare use Browserify
What companies use Component?
13 companies on StackShare use Component


What tools integrate with Bower?
6 tools on StackShare integrate with Bower
What tools integrate with Browserify?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Browserify
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What are some alternatives to Bower, Browserify, and Component?

  • npm - The package manager for JavaScript.
  • Yarn - A new package manager for JavaScript
  • RequireJS - JavaScript file and module loader
  • Duo - A next-generation package manager for the front end

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