Here we compare between bower and npm. In this comparison we will focus on the latest versions of both packages. The current versions are bower 1.8.4 and npm 6.0.1.
When comparing both packages you notice that
npm is the more popular package today
Stars on Github).
bower has been out there for longer (since 6 years ago), it also has a bigger community of maintainers, fewer dependencies, fewer open issues and fewer open pull requests.
On the other hand, npm has more versions, more frequent updates, more daily downloads, more weekly downloads, more monthly downloads, more stars on Github, more followers on Github and more forks.
In our review bower got 1,316,682 points and npm got 3,390,486 points. The points are a summary of how big the community is and how well the package is maintained.
Lets dive deeper and have a look at some more details on both packages.
|keywords||bower||install, modules, package manager, package.json|
|author||Isaac Z. Schlueter|
|Related / similar packages|
|grunt, gulp, webpack, yarn||grunt, gulp, webpack, yarn|
|created||6 years ago (Sep, 2012)||5 years ago (Jul, 2013)|
|modified||2 months ago||4 days ago|
|version average||every 23 days||every 6 days|
|open pull requests||0||30|
|install||npm i -S bower||npm i -S npm|
|remove||npm r -S bower||npm r -S npm|