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Component vs npm: What are the differences?

What is Component? Client package management for building better web applications. Component's philosophy is the UNIX philosophy of the web - to create a platform for small, reusable components that consist of JS, CSS, HTML, images, fonts, etc. With its well-defined specs, using Component means not worrying about most frontend problems such as package management, publishing components to a registry, or creating a custom build process for every single app.

What is npm? The package manager for JavaScript. 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.

Component and npm can be categorized as "Front End Package Manager" tools.

"Open source" is the top reason why over 19 developers like Component, while over 643 developers mention "Best package management system for javascript" as the leading cause for choosing npm.

Component and npm are both open source tools. It seems that npm with 17.2K GitHub stars and 3.17K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Component with 4.64K GitHub stars and 352 GitHub forks.

reddit, Instacart, and Coursera are some of the popular companies that use npm, whereas Component is used by Hazeorid, ALV CH, and Cask. npm has a broader approval, being mentioned in 2642 company stacks & 2666 developers stacks; compared to Component, which is listed in 15 company stacks and 23 developer stacks.

What is Component?

Component's philosophy is the UNIX philosophy of the web - to create a platform for small, reusable components that consist of JS, CSS, HTML, images, fonts, etc. With its well-defined specs, using Component means not worrying about most frontend problems such as package management, publishing components to a registry, or creating a custom build process for every single app.

What is 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.
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      What are some alternatives to Component and npm?
      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.
      Yarn
      Yarn caches every package it downloads so it never needs to again. It also parallelizes operations to maximize resource utilization so install times are faster than ever.
      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.
      Browserify
      Browserify lets you require('modules') in the browser by bundling up all of your dependencies.
      pip
      It is the package installer for Python. You can use pip to install packages from the Python Package Index and other indexes.
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      lispur uses npmnpm

      Utilize npm private module to package shared library for different React / React Native clients. Shareable code goes here. Basically deliver Redux Store with Firebase integration and business logic in a library. Each React app utilizes this while delivering a device/target specific UI.

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      Refractal uses npmnpm

      If you're using Node or Gulp, you can't help but use NPM in some form or another. Fortunately that's never a bad thing with the massive package repository and glowing ecosystem making it a breeze to work with.

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      Oomba uses npmnpm

      We manages all of our packages, including Angular JS through npm. It is a very quick way of downloading / installing packages into your project.

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      Thibault Maekelbergh uses npmnpm

      Module is published as bpost on the npm registry. Tasks for the module are also defined as npm run tasks with commit hooks for git

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      Andrew Gatenby uses npmnpm

      It's the front-end version of Composer, so is pretty essential to pull in packages that can be tracked and kept up to date.

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