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Component vs RequireJS: 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 RequireJS? JavaScript file and module loader. 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.

Component and RequireJS belong to "Front End Package Manager" category of the tech stack.

"Open source" is the top reason why over 19 developers like Component, while over 78 developers mention "Open source" as the leading cause for choosing RequireJS.

Component and RequireJS are both open source tools. It seems that RequireJS with 12.2K GitHub stars and 2.3K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Component with 4.64K GitHub stars and 352 GitHub forks.

Uber Technologies, Coursera, and Asana are some of the popular companies that use RequireJS, whereas Component is used by Hazeorid, ALV CH, and Cask. RequireJS has a broader approval, being mentioned in 916 company stacks & 185 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 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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        What are some alternatives to Component and RequireJS?
        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.
        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.
        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.
        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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        Avatar of Tarun Singh
        Tarun Singh uses RequireJSRequireJS

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

        Avatar of Kent Steiner
        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).

        Avatar of Promethean TV
        Promethean TV uses RequireJSRequireJS

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

        Avatar of Tim De Lange
        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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