Bower vs Component: What are the differences?
Developers describe Bower as "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. On the other hand, Component is detailed as "Client package management for building better web applications". 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.
Bower and Component can be primarily classified as "Front End Package Manager" tools.
"Package management" is the top reason why over 482 developers like Bower, while over 19 developers mention "Open source" as the leading cause for choosing Component.
Bower and Component are both open source tools. It seems that Bower with 15.2K GitHub stars and 1.97K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Component with 4.64K GitHub stars and 352 GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, Bower has a broader approval, being mentioned in 803 company stacks & 395 developers stacks; compared to Component, which is listed in 15 company stacks and 23 developer stacks.
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PrometheanTV utilizes Bower in the Broadcast Center Tool to manage 3rd party front end dependencies including things like Angular, Bootstrap, etc.
Bower was used for a small amount of package management. npm was used everywhere but a few edge cases that only worked with Bower.
It easily for me to have this kind of technology. She allow me to manage my front-end package
To provide any vendor modules used within the frontend build, mainly AngularJS libraries.