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Bower vs Open-Registry: What are the differences?

What is Bower? 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.

What is Open-Registry? A JavaScript Package Registry funded, developed and maintained by the community. To allow people to control the development, funding and support of the registry itself, by making it fully open-source and transparent for its user and the public.

Bower and Open-Registry can be categorized as "Front End Package Manager" tools.

Some of the features offered by Bower are:

  • Bower operates at a lower level than previous attempts at client-side package management – such as Jam, Volo, or Ender. These managers could consume Bower as a dependency.
  • Bower's aim is simply to install packages, resolve dependencies from a bower.json, check versions, and then provide an API which reports on these things. Nothing more. This is a major diversion from past attempts at browser package management.
  • Bower offers a generic, unopinionated solution to the problem of package management, while exposing an API that can be consumed by a more opinionated build stack.

On the other hand, Open-Registry provides the following key features:

  • Serves a full mirror of the npm registry
  • Take a look at our roadmap
  • Funded by the community

Bower and Open-Registry are both open source tools. Bower with 15.2K GitHub stars and 1.97K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Open-Registry with 230 GitHub stars and 5 GitHub forks.

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 Open-Registry?

To allow people to control the development, funding and support of the registry itself, by making it fully open-source and transparent for its user and the public
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        What are some alternatives to Bower and Open-Registry?
        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.
        Yarn
        Yarn caches every package it downloads so it never needs to again. It also parallelizes operations to maximize resource utilization so install times are faster than ever.
        Webpack
        A bundler for javascript and friends. Packs many modules into a few bundled assets. Code Splitting allows to load parts for the application on demand. Through "loaders" modules can be CommonJs, AMD, ES6 modules, CSS, Images, JSON, Coffeescript, LESS, ... and your custom stuff.
        gulp
        Build system automating tasks: minification and copying of all JavaScript files, static images. More capable of watching files to automatically rerun the task when a file changes.
        NuGet
        A free and open-source package manager designed for the Microsoft development platform. It is also distributed as a Visual Studio extension.
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        Promethean TV uses BowerBower

        PrometheanTV utilizes Bower in the Broadcast Center Tool to manage 3rd party front end dependencies including things like Angular, Bootstrap, etc.

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        Andrew Faulkner uses BowerBower

        Bower was used for a small amount of package management. npm was used everywhere but a few edge cases that only worked with Bower.

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        Kamarool Karim uses BowerBower

        It easily for me to have this kind of technology. She allow me to manage my front-end package

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        Reactor Digital uses BowerBower

        To provide any vendor modules used within the frontend build, mainly AngularJS libraries.

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        Casey Smith uses BowerBower

        Package manager for front-end JavaScript dependencies; part of the overall build pipeline.

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