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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.

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.

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What are the cons of using Component?
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What companies use Component?
12 companies on StackShare use Component
What companies use Bower?
788 companies on StackShare use Bower


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What tools integrate with Bower?
6 tools on StackShare integrate with Bower

What are some alternatives to Component and Bower?

  • npm - The package manager for JavaScript.
  • Yarn - A new package manager for JavaScript
  • RequireJS - JavaScript file and module loader
  • Browserify - Browser-side require() the node.js way

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