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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.


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What are the cons of using RequireJS?
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What companies use RequireJS?
899 companies on StackShare use RequireJS
What companies use Browserify?
112 companies on StackShare use Browserify


What tools integrate with RequireJS?
3 tools on StackShare integrate with RequireJS
What tools integrate with Browserify?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Browserify

What are some alternatives to RequireJS and Browserify?

  • npm - The package manager for JavaScript.
  • Bower - A package manager for the web
  • Yarn - A new package manager for JavaScript
  • Component - Client package management for building better web applications

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