What is Component?
Component's philosophy is the UNIX philosophy of the web - to create a platform for small, reusable components that consist of JS, CSS, HTML, images, fonts, etc. With its well-defined specs, using Component means not worrying about most frontend problems such as package management, publishing components to a registry, or creating a custom build process for every single app.
Component is a tool in the Front End Package Manager category of a tech stack.
Component is an open source tool with GitHub stars and GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Component's open source repository on GitHub
Who uses Component?
30 companies reportedly use Component in their tech stacks, including MEGA, Nuxeo, and Ant Media Server.
120 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Component.
Pros of Component
- Component is one of many frontend solutions. One of the major differences between Component and other solutions is that it is vertically integrated, meaning it does everything from package management to building. Of course, to do so, it is opinionated and is not suitable for every workflow.
Component Alternatives & Comparisons
What are some alternatives to Component?
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Yarn caches every package it downloads so it never needs to again. It also parallelizes operations to maximize resource utilization so install times are faster than ever.
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.
Browserify lets you require('modules') in the browser by bundling up all of your dependencies.