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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 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.

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2094 Companies Using npm
782 Companies Using Bower
13 Companies Using Component

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

  • RequireJS - JavaScript file and module loader
  • Yarn - A new package manager for JavaScript
  • Browserify - Browser-side require() the node.js way
  • Duo - A next-generation package manager for the front end

See all alternatives to npm

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