npm vs. RequireJS vs. Component

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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.

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.


Why do developers choose npm?
Why do you like npm?

Why do developers choose RequireJS?
Why do you like RequireJS?

Why do developers choose Component?
Why do you like Component?


What are the cons of using npm?
Downsides of npm?

What are the cons of using RequireJS?
No Cons submitted yet for RequireJS
Downsides of RequireJS?

What are the cons of using Component?
No Cons submitted yet for Component
Downsides of Component?


How much does npm cost?
How much does RequireJS cost?
How much does Component cost?


What companies use npm?
2141 companies on StackShare use npm
What companies use RequireJS?
899 companies on StackShare use RequireJS
What companies use Component?
13 companies on StackShare use Component


What tools integrate with npm?
20 tools on StackShare integrate with npm
What tools integrate with RequireJS?
3 tools on StackShare integrate with RequireJS
No integrations listed yet

What are some alternatives to npm, RequireJS, and Component?

  • Bower - A package manager for the web
  • Yarn - A new package manager for JavaScript
  • Browserify - Browser-side require() the node.js way
  • Duo - A next-generation package manager for the front end

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