Bower vs Webpack: What are the differences?
Bower belongs to "Front End Package Manager" category of the tech stack, while Webpack can be primarily classified under "JS Build Tools / JS Task Runners".
"Package management", "Open source" and "Simple" are the key factors why developers consider Bower; whereas "Most powerful bundler", "Built-in dev server with livereload" and "Can handle all types of assets" are the primary reasons why Webpack is favored.
Bower and Webpack are both open source tools. It seems that Webpack with 49.8K GitHub stars and 6.27K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Bower with 15.2K GitHub stars and 1.97K GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, Webpack has a broader approval, being mentioned in 2209 company stacks & 1343 developers stacks; compared to Bower, which is listed in 803 company stacks and 395 developer stacks.
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