npm vs. Bower vs. Browserify

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Description

What is npm?

npm is the command-line interface to the npm ecosystem. It is battle-tested, surprisingly flexible, and used by hundreds of thousands of JavaScript developers every day.

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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2094 Companies Using npm
782 Companies Using Bower
113 Companies Using Browserify

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What are some alternatives to npm, Bower, and Browserify?

  • RequireJS - JavaScript file and module loader
  • Yarn - A new package manager for JavaScript
  • Component - Client package management for building better web applications
  • Duo - A next-generation package manager for the front end

See all alternatives to npm

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