Browserify vs Component: What are the differences?
What is Browserify? Browser-side require() the node.js way. Browserify lets you require('modules') in the browser by bundling up all of your dependencies.
What is Component? Client package management for building better web applications. Component's philosophy is the UNIX philosophy of the web - to create a platform for small, reusable components that consist of JS, CSS, HTML, images, fonts, etc. With its well-defined specs, using Component means not worrying about most frontend problems such as package management, publishing components to a registry, or creating a custom build process for every single app.
Browserify and Component belong to "Front End Package Manager" category of the tech stack.
"Node style browser code" is the primary reason why developers consider Browserify over the competitors, whereas "Open source" was stated as the key factor in picking Component.
Browserify and Component are both open source tools. It seems that Browserify with 12.8K GitHub stars and 1.12K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Component with 4.64K GitHub stars and 352 GitHub forks.
Typeform, Accenture, and Avocode are some of the popular companies that use Browserify, whereas Component is used by Hazeorid, ALV CH, and Cask. Browserify has a broader approval, being mentioned in 111 company stacks & 42 developers stacks; compared to Component, which is listed in 15 company stacks and 23 developer stacks.
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