Bower is a package manager for the web
I have yet to use this, considering I just found out about this project this evening. I had actually stumbled onto this project after stumbling onto Nicolas Gallagher’s little collection of utility CSS classes called SUIT.
When looking at SUIT, I noticed something different in its installation instructions
bower install suit-utils which I found a bit odd cause SUIT is just a CSS library, not a Ruby Gem or something dynamic … so why the CLI install instruction?
Similar to Ruby’s Gemfile or Node’s package.json
Bower is a package manager for the web. But what does that mean? Similar to Ruby’s Gemfile or Node’s package.json, with Bower you can create a component.json file in your project’s root, specifying all of its dependencies.
Bower can install packages by name, Git endpoint, URL or local path. Here are a few examples:
bower install jquery bower install git://github.com/maccman/package-jquery.git bower install http://code.jquery.com/jquery-1.7.2.js bower install ./repos/jquery
For more details checkout Bower’s homepage or dive into the source code.
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