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Browserify vs Visual Studio: 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 Visual Studio? State-of-the-art tools and services that you can use to create great apps for devices, the cloud, and everything in between. Visual Studio is a suite of component-based software development tools and other technologies for building powerful, high-performance applications.

Browserify belongs to "Front End Package Manager" category of the tech stack, while Visual Studio can be primarily classified under "Integrated Development Environment".

"Node style browser code" is the primary reason why developers consider Browserify over the competitors, whereas "Intellisense, ui" was stated as the key factor in picking Visual Studio.

Browserify is an open source tool with 12.8K GitHub stars and 1.12K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Browserify's open source repository on GitHub.

Microsoft, Starbucks, and Intuit are some of the popular companies that use Visual Studio, whereas Browserify is used by Typeform, Avocode, and Clever. Visual Studio has a broader approval, being mentioned in 676 company stacks & 1010 developers stacks; compared to Browserify, which is listed in 111 company stacks and 42 developer stacks.

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What is Browserify?

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

What is Visual Studio?

Visual Studio is a suite of component-based software development tools and other technologies for building powerful, high-performance applications.
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      What are some alternatives to Browserify and Visual Studio?
      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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      Andrey Kurdyumov
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      I use Visual Studio because it provides me best default configuration for development. Less choice helps me concentrate on the product. In a sense it is iPhone of software development for me. When my laptop broke, I just download latest version of VS and start coding without any configuration. For sure it has best editor in terms of perceived responsiveness. Could not say the same for IntelliJ IDEA unfortunately.

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      Reviews of Browserify and Visual Studio
      Review ofVisual StudioVisual Studio

      Supports many languages, wide variety of plugins

      How developers use Browserify and Visual Studio
      Avatar of DigitalPermits
      DigitalPermits uses Visual StudioVisual Studio

      We are an ASP.NET shop, so it is fitting that we use Visual Studio. The biggest advantage that VS gives us is the first-class debugger, and the ReSharper refactoring tools. We do use Sublime, Brackets, Vim, Emacs, and other editors in conjunction with VS since VS does can take a long time to load.

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      Daniel Kovacs uses Visual StudioVisual Studio

      An IDE which I use for at least ten years now. Roslyn is getting better and better, but VS Code seems better now. A bit obsolete concept, but the extra tools (like git integration, azure browsing, preset projects and solutions) makes it still very useful.

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      Promethean TV uses Visual StudioVisual Studio

      PrometheanTV builds applications and services utilizing a variety of languages and technologies. The Visual Studio IDE is used by various technical staff to build software on a variety of languages supported by the IDE including C#, HTML/CSS/JS, etc.

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      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.

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      papaver uses Visual StudioVisual Studio

      been a while since i've used visual studio. developed the tools for superman returns in it. liked the debugging but not much else. only played with the newest version a couple of times.

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      Ariestya Dibyanugraha uses Visual StudioVisual Studio

      Best open source, good replacement for Visual Studio. I'm using it as my development environment in C# and Dynamics 365 Business Central (extension development).

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      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.

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      opening.io uses BrowserifyBrowserify

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

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      Tim De Lange uses BrowserifyBrowserify

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

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      CodeBee uses BrowserifyBrowserify

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

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