Why my team uses npm instead of bower

added by Robert Greyling
2/16/2015 12:00:00 AM


When we first started using Bower in early 2013. Compared to using no package manager at all for web projects, our honeymoon was blissful. You can install things on the command line! You can declaratively specify your dependencies, and programmatically inspect them! Because there are no shared dependencies and the dependency tree is flat, the mental model is very simple. When you don’t need those features, not having to worry about their added overhead is quite nice.