RequireJS vs. Browserify vs. Component

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What is 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.

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 companies use RequireJS?
1098 companies on StackShare use RequireJS
What companies use Browserify?
147 companies on StackShare use Browserify
What companies use Component?
22 companies on StackShare use Component


What tools integrate with RequireJS?
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What tools integrate with Browserify?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Browserify
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What are some alternatives to RequireJS, Browserify, and Component?

  • npm - The package manager for JavaScript.
  • Bower - A package manager for the web
  • Yarn - A new package manager for JavaScript
  • Duo - A next-generation package manager for the front end

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