Bower vs RequireJS: What are the differences?
Bower and RequireJS belong to "Front End Package Manager" category of the tech stack.
"Package management", "Open source" and "Simple" are the key factors why developers consider Bower; whereas "Open source", "Modular script loader " and "Asynchronous " are the primary reasons why RequireJS is favored.
Bower and RequireJS are both open source tools. Bower with 15.2K GitHub stars and 1.97K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than RequireJS with 12.2K GitHub stars and 2.3K GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, Bower has a broader approval, being mentioned in 803 company stacks & 395 developers stacks; compared to RequireJS, which is listed in 916 company stacks and 185 developer stacks.
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PrometheanTV utilizes Bower in the Broadcast Center Tool to manage 3rd party front end dependencies including things like Angular, Bootstrap, etc.
Bower was used for a small amount of package management. npm was used everywhere but a few edge cases that only worked with Bower.
Used Require.js to make the application modular. It provides better dependency management with asynchronous loading of scripts.
No real definitive reason, I find it to be the most natural way to import libraries and code in nodejs (prior to ES6 / import).
The RequireJS package manager is used by various web applications and services to manage dependencies on 3rd party libraries.
It easily for me to have this kind of technology. She allow me to manage my front-end package
To provide any vendor modules used within the frontend build, mainly AngularJS libraries.
Very nice way to structure a project, as long as you know it will not be a hybrid app.