Composer vs Homebrew: What are the differences?
Developers describe Composer as "Dependency Manager for PHP". Composer is a tool for dependency management in PHP. It allows you to declare the libraries your project depends on and it will manage (install/update) them for you. On the other hand, Homebrew is detailed as "The Missing Package Manager for macOS". Homebrew installs the stuff you need that Apple didn’t. Homebrew installs packages to their own directory and then symlinks their files into /usr/local.
Composer and Homebrew can be categorized as "Package Managers" tools.
Composer and Homebrew are both open source tools. Composer with 20.2K GitHub stars and 5.54K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Homebrew with 18.2K GitHub stars and 4.08K GitHub forks.
Walls.io, Zumba, and Infoshare are some of the popular companies that use Composer, whereas Homebrew is used by Broadly, s21g Inc., and Matchitude. Composer has a broader approval, being mentioned in 95 company stacks & 55 developers stacks; compared to Homebrew, which is listed in 6 company stacks and 25 developer stacks.