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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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    Works great with gulp.js
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    NPM modules in the brower
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    Open source
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    Easy setup
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What is Browserify?

Browserify lets you require('modules') in the browser by bundling up all of your dependencies.

What is Component?

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.

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    What are some alternatives to Browserify and Component?
    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.
    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.
    Babel
    Babel will turn your ES6+ code into ES5 friendly code, so you can start using it right now without waiting for browser support.
    rollup
    It is a module bundler for JavaScript which compiles small pieces of code into something larger and more complex, such as a library or application. It uses the new standardized format for code modules included in the ES6 revision of JavaScript, instead of previous idiosyncratic solutions such as CommonJS and AMD.
    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.
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