Browserify vs. Component vs. npm

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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.

What is npm?

npm is the command-line interface to the npm ecosystem. It is battle-tested, surprisingly flexible, and used by hundreds of thousands of JavaScript developers every day.

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Why do developers choose Browserify?
Why do you like Browserify?

Why do developers choose Component?
Why do you like Component?

Why do developers choose npm?
Why do you like npm?


What are the cons of using Browserify?
No Cons submitted yet for Browserify
Downsides of Browserify?

What are the cons of using Component?
No Cons submitted yet for Component
Downsides of Component?

What are the cons of using npm?
Downsides of npm?


How much does Browserify cost?
How much does Component cost?
How much does npm cost?


What companies use Browserify?
145 companies on StackShare use Browserify
What companies use Component?
22 companies on StackShare use Component
What companies use npm?
3021 companies on StackShare use npm


What tools integrate with Browserify?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Browserify
No integrations listed yet
What tools integrate with npm?
22 tools on StackShare integrate with npm

What are some alternatives to Browserify, Component, and npm?

  • Bower - A package manager for the web
  • Yarn - A new package manager for JavaScript
  • RequireJS - JavaScript file and module loader
  • Duo - A next-generation package manager for the front end

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