Component vs npm vs RequireJS





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.

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.

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      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.
      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.
      Browserify lets you require('modules') in the browser by bundling up all of your dependencies.
      It is the package installer for Python. You can use pip to install packages from the Python Package Index and other indexes.
      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.
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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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            Tarun Singh uses RequireJSRequireJS

            Used Require.js to make the application modular. It provides better dependency management with asynchronous loading of scripts.

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            Kent Steiner uses RequireJSRequireJS

            No real definitive reason, I find it to be the most natural way to import libraries and code in nodejs (prior to ES6 / import).

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            Promethean TV uses RequireJSRequireJS

            The RequireJS package manager is used by various web applications and services to manage dependencies on 3rd party libraries.

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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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            Tim De Lange uses RequireJSRequireJS

            Very nice way to structure a project, as long as you know it will not be a hybrid app.

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            Hevelop uses RequireJSRequireJS

            RequireJS is the main component until Magento 2.2.x for frontend development.

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