Bundler vs RequireJS: What are the differences?
What is Bundler? *A consistent environment for tracking and installing gems and versions *. It provides a consistent environment for Ruby projects by tracking and installing the exact gems and versions that are needed. It is an exit from dependency hell, and ensures that the gems you need are present in development, staging, and production.
Bundler and RequireJS are primarily classified as "Dependency Management" and "Front End Package Manager" tools respectively.
RequireJS is an open source tool with 12.3K GitHub stars and 2.29K GitHub forks. Here's a link to RequireJS's open source repository on GitHub.
According to the StackShare community, RequireJS has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1121 company stacks & 967 developers stacks; compared to Bundler, which is listed in 4 company stacks and 9 developer stacks.
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Used Require.js to make the application modular. It provides better dependency management with asynchronous loading of scripts.
No real definitive reason, I find it to be the most natural way to import libraries and code in nodejs (prior to ES6 / import).
The RequireJS package manager is used by various web applications and services to manage dependencies on 3rd party libraries.
Very nice way to structure a project, as long as you know it will not be a hybrid app.