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Bower vs pip: What are the differences?

Developers describe Bower as "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. On the other hand, pip is detailed as "A package installer for Python". It is the package installer for Python. You can use pip to install packages from the Python Package Index and other indexes.

Bower and pip belong to "Front End Package Manager" category of the tech stack.

Bower is an open source tool with 15.2K GitHub stars and 1.97K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Bower's open source repository on GitHub.

Twitter, MIT, and Typeform are some of the popular companies that use Bower, whereas pip is used by Worldsensing - Mobility, Codecrafting, and Sonadus. Bower has a broader approval, being mentioned in 803 company stacks & 396 developers stacks; compared to pip, which is listed in 3 company stacks and 3 developer stacks.

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Pros of Bower
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    Package management
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    Open source
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    Simple
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    Great for for project dependencies injection
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    Web components with Meteor
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    Portable dependencies Management
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    Best package management system for python

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Cons of Bower
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    Deprecated
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    Front end only
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    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 pip?

    It is the package installer for Python. You can use pip to install packages from the Python Package Index and other indexes.

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    What are some alternatives to Bower and pip?
    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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