npm vs. Bower

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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.

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2079 Companies Using npm
780 Companies Using Bower

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What are some alternatives to npm and Bower?

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

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