What is Browserify?

Browserify lets you require('modules') in the browser by bundling up all of your dependencies.
Browserify is a tool in the Front End Package Manager category of a tech stack.
Browserify is an open source tool with 13.9K GitHub stars and 1.2K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Browserify's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Browserify?

Companies
136 companies reportedly use Browserify in their tech stacks, including Accenture, Typeform, and Cloudflare.

Developers
348 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Browserify.

Browserify Integrations

Pros of Browserify
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Node style browser code
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Load modules installed by npm
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Works great with gulp.js
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NPM modules in the brower
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Open source
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Node streams
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Easy setup

Blog Posts

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Browserify's Features

  • Use a node-style require() to organize your browser code and load modules installed by npm.
  • browserify will recursively analyze all the require() calls in your app in order to build a bundle you can serve up to the browser in a single script tag.

Browserify Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Browserify?
Bower
Bower is a package manager for the web. It offers a generic, unopinionated solution to the problem of front-end package management, while exposing the package dependency model via an API that can be consumed by a more opinionated build stack. There are no system wide dependencies, no dependencies are shared between different apps, and the dependency tree is flat.
Webpack
A bundler for javascript and friends. Packs many modules into a few bundled assets. Code Splitting allows to load parts for the application on demand. Through "loaders" modules can be CommonJs, AMD, ES6 modules, CSS, Images, JSON, Coffeescript, LESS, ... and your custom stuff.
Babel
Babel will turn your ES6+ code into ES5 friendly code, so you can start using it right now without waiting for browser support.
rollup
It is a module bundler for JavaScript which compiles small pieces of code into something larger and more complex, such as a library or application. It uses the new standardized format for code modules included in the ES6 revision of JavaScript, instead of previous idiosyncratic solutions such as CommonJS and AMD.
RequireJS
RequireJS loads plain JavaScript files as well as more defined modules. It is optimized for in-browser use, including in a Web Worker, but it can be used in other JavaScript environments, like Rhino and Node. It implements the Asynchronous Module API. Using a modular script loader like RequireJS will improve the speed and quality of your code.
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Browserify's Followers
393 developers follow Browserify to keep up with related blogs and decisions.