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Bower vs Bundler: What are the differences?

What is 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.

What is Bundler? *A consistent environment for tracking and installing gems and versions *. It provides a consistent environment for Ruby projects by tracking and installing the exact gems and versions that are needed. It is an exit from dependency hell, and ensures that the gems you need are present in development, staging, and production.

Bower belongs to "Front End Package Manager" category of the tech stack, while Bundler can be primarily classified under "Dependency Management".

Bower is an open source tool with 15.2K GitHub stars and 1.97K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Bower's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, Bower has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1069 company stacks & 2508 developers stacks; compared to Bundler, which is listed in 4 company stacks and 9 developer stacks.

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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 Bundler?

It provides a consistent environment for Ruby projects by tracking and installing the exact gems and versions that are needed. It is an exit from dependency hell, and ensures that the gems you need are present in development, staging, and production.
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      What are some alternatives to Bower and Bundler?
      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.
      Yarn
      Yarn caches every package it downloads so it never needs to again. It also parallelizes operations to maximize resource utilization so install times are faster than ever.
      Webpack
      A bundler for javascript and friends. Packs many modules into a few bundled assets. Code Splitting allows to load parts for the application on demand. Through "loaders" modules can be CommonJs, AMD, ES6 modules, CSS, Images, JSON, Coffeescript, LESS, ... and your custom stuff.
      gulp
      Build system automating tasks: minification and copying of all JavaScript files, static images. More capable of watching files to automatically rerun the task when a file changes.
      NuGet
      A free and open-source package manager designed for the Microsoft development platform. It is also distributed as a Visual Studio extension.
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      Promethean TV uses BowerBower

      PrometheanTV utilizes Bower in the Broadcast Center Tool to manage 3rd party front end dependencies including things like Angular, Bootstrap, etc.

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      Andrew Faulkner uses BowerBower

      Bower was used for a small amount of package management. npm was used everywhere but a few edge cases that only worked with Bower.

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      Kamarool Karim uses BowerBower

      It easily for me to have this kind of technology. She allow me to manage my front-end package

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      Reactor Digital uses BowerBower

      To provide any vendor modules used within the frontend build, mainly AngularJS libraries.

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      Casey Smith uses BowerBower

      Package manager for front-end JavaScript dependencies; part of the overall build pipeline.

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