Bower vs. RequireJS

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Description

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 RequireJS?

RequireJS loads plain JavaScript files as well as more defined modules. It is optimized for in-browser use, including in a Web Worker, but it can be used in other JavaScript environments, like Rhino and Node. It implements the Asynchronous Module API. Using a modular script loader like RequireJS will improve the speed and quality of your code.

Pros

Why do developers choose Bower?
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Why do developers choose RequireJS?
Why do you like RequireJS?

Cons

What are the cons of using Bower?
No Cons submitted yet for Bower
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What are the cons of using RequireJS?
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Companies

What companies use Bower?
783 companies on StackShare use Bower
What companies use RequireJS?
899 companies on StackShare use RequireJS

Integrations

What tools integrate with Bower?
6 tools on StackShare integrate with Bower
What tools integrate with RequireJS?
3 tools on StackShare integrate with RequireJS

What are some alternatives to Bower and RequireJS?

  • npm - The package manager for JavaScript.
  • Yarn - A new package manager for JavaScript
  • Browserify - Browser-side require() the node.js way
  • Component - Client package management for building better web applications

See all alternatives to Bower



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