If you are confused between Bower and NPM then this is definitely for you. In short Npm and Bower are both Project dependency management tools. Below are some basic differences between these two-
- Used for-
- NPM is most commonly used for managing Node.JS modules, but it works for the front-end too when combined with Browserify etc..
- Bower is front-end Package Manager and used for managing front end components jQuery, Bootstrap and so on.
- Bower requires a flat dependency tree No nested versioning of packages. With Bower each package is installed once (jQuery will always be in the bower_components/jquery folder, regardless of how many packages depend on it) and in the case of a dependency conflict, Bower simply won’t install the package incompatible with one that’s already installed.