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Browserify vs Duo: What are the differences?

Developers describe Browserify as "Browser-side require() the node.js way". Browserify lets you require('modules') in the browser by bundling up all of your dependencies. On the other hand, Duo is detailed as "A next-generation package manager for the front end". Duo is a next-generation package manager that blends the best ideas from Component, Browserify and Go to make organizing and writing front-end code quick and painless.

Browserify and Duo can be categorized as "Front End Package Manager" tools.

Browserify and Duo are both open source tools. Browserify with 12.7K GitHub stars and 1.12K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Duo with 3.52K GitHub stars and 145 GitHub forks.

What is Browserify?

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

What is Duo?

Duo is a next-generation package manager that blends the best ideas from Component, Browserify and Go to make organizing and writing front-end code quick and painless.
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      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.
      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.
      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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      Avatar of Gustavo Leon
      Gustavo Leon uses BrowserifyBrowserify

      With Browserify we could create the inspector snippet used to connect the user's devices with the Dashboard. Using CommonJS modules we could organize large amounts of code alongside third-party JavaScript modules.

      Avatar of Fred Steffen
      Fred Steffen uses BrowserifyBrowserify

      It's the lesser of all of the other evils out there. Webpack makes you completely blind to how things are put together. I like gulp, this made it easy.

      Avatar of opening.io
      opening.io uses BrowserifyBrowserify

      Main React functionality pipeline broken into CommonJS modules: Reflux data stores, React components (cjsx - coffee/jsx).

      Avatar of Tim De Lange
      Tim De Lange uses BrowserifyBrowserify

      Made sharing node modules with the frontend real easy. Especially when developing hybrid apps.

      Avatar of CodeBee
      CodeBee uses BrowserifyBrowserify

      We use Browserify to keep our JS organized by requiring modules.

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