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Browserify vs Webpacker: 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 Webpacker? Use Webpack to manage app-like JavaScript modules in Rails (by Rails). Webpacker makes it easy to use the JavaScript preprocessor and bundler Webpack to manage application-like JavaScript in Rails. It coexists with the asset pipeline, as the purpose is only to use Webpack for app-like JavaScript, not images, css, or even JavaScript Sprinkles (that all continues to live in app/assets).

Browserify and Webpacker are primarily classified as "Front End Package Manager" and "JS Build Tools / JS Task Runners" tools respectively.

Browserify and Webpacker are both open source tools. Browserify with 12.8K GitHub stars and 1.12K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Webpacker with 4.29K GitHub stars and 893 GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, Browserify has a broader approval, being mentioned in 111 company stacks & 42 developers stacks; compared to Webpacker, which is listed in 7 company stacks and 5 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 Webpacker?

    Webpacker makes it easy to use the JavaScript preprocessor and bundler Webpack to manage application-like JavaScript in Rails. It coexists with the asset pipeline, as the purpose is only to use Webpack for app-like JavaScript, not images, css, or even JavaScript Sprinkles (that all continues to live in app/assets).
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    What are some alternatives to Browserify and Webpacker?
    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.
    rollup
    It is a module bundler for JavaScript which compiles small pieces of code into something larger and more complex, such as a library or application. It uses the new standardized format for code modules included in the ES6 revision of JavaScript, instead of previous idiosyncratic solutions such as CommonJS and AMD.
    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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