Entropic vs RequireJS: What are the differences?
What is Entropic? A federated package registry for anything. It is a new package registry with a new CLI, designed to be easy to stand up inside your network. It features an entirely new file-centric API and a content-addressable storage system that attempts to minimize the amount of data you must retrieve over a network. This file-centric approach also applies to the publication API.
Entropic and RequireJS can be categorized as "Front End Package Manager" tools.
Entropic and RequireJS are both open source tools. RequireJS with 12.2K GitHub stars and 2.3K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Entropic with 4.15K GitHub stars and 149 GitHub forks.
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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.