Bower vs. RequireJS vs. Browserify

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Description

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 RequireJS?

RequireJS loads plain JavaScript files as well as more defined modules. It is optimized for in-browser use, including in a Web Worker, but it can be used in other JavaScript environments, like Rhino and Node. It implements the Asynchronous Module API. Using a modular script loader like RequireJS will improve the speed and quality of your code.

What is Browserify?

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

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782 Companies Using Bower
897 Companies Using RequireJS
113 Companies Using Browserify

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

  • npm - The package manager for JavaScript.
  • 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

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