What are the differences between Bower and NPM?
Javascript, Bower, and NPM

There are a number of key differences between Bower and NPM.

Bower is widely used for front-end packages. Many Javascript libraries are keyed around the front-end. Bower is also "unopinionated." It works well with many different tools, like RoR and PHP projects.

NPM is widely used for both front-end and back-end packages. This is partly because NPM was conceived for Node, (the Node Package Manager). NPM has more packages than Bower. NPM also has the ability to enable different versions of dependencies. This seems like it would make things more complicated, but it can be very helpful to avoid "Dependency Hell."



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