npm vs. Bower vs. Duo



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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 Duo?

Duo is a next-generation package manager that blends the best ideas from Component, Browserify and Go to make organizing and writing front-end code quick and painless.

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Cons

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Pricing

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Companies

What companies use npm?
2954 companies on StackShare use npm
What companies use Bower?
1048 companies on StackShare use Bower
What companies use Duo?
3 companies on StackShare use Duo

Integrations

What tools integrate with npm?
22 tools on StackShare integrate with npm
What tools integrate with Bower?
6 tools on StackShare integrate with Bower
What tools integrate with Duo?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Duo

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

  • Yarn - A new package manager for JavaScript
  • RequireJS - JavaScript file and module loader
  • Browserify - Browser-side require() the node.js way
  • Component - Client package management for building better web applications

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