Bundler VS RequireJS

Compare Bundler vs RequireJS and see what are their differences.

Bundler

Compile & Minify Less/Sass/Stylus/Css/JS/CoffeeScript/LiveScript files. Integrates with MVC and ServiceStack (by ServiceStack)

RequireJS

A file and module loader for JavaScript (by requirejs)
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Bundler RequireJS
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over 5 years ago 11 days ago
JavaScript JavaScript
GNU General Public License v3.0 or later GNU General Public License v3.0 or later
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Bundler

Posts with mentions or reviews of Bundler. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-04-21.
  • When to use Requirejs and when to use bundled javascript?
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/codehunter | 21 Apr 2022
    This may be a dumb question for web guys. But I am a little confused over this. Now, I have an application where I am using a couple of Javascript files to perform different tasks. Now, I am using Javascript bundler to combine and minify all the files. So, at runtime there will be only one app.min.js file. Now, Requirejs is used to load modules or files at runtime. So, the question is if I already have all things in one file, then do I need requirejs? Or what is a use case scenario where I can use requirejs and/or bundler?

RequireJS

Posts with mentions or reviews of RequireJS. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-04-21.
  • When to use Requirejs and when to use bundled javascript?
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/codehunter | 21 Apr 2022
    This may be a dumb question for web guys. But I am a little confused over this. Now, I have an application where I am using a couple of Javascript files to perform different tasks. Now, I am using Javascript bundler to combine and minify all the files. So, at runtime there will be only one app.min.js file. Now, Requirejs is used to load modules or files at runtime. So, the question is if I already have all things in one file, then do I need requirejs? Or what is a use case scenario where I can use requirejs and/or bundler?
  • Un manual práctico sobre los sistemas de módulos de JavaScript
    5 projects | dev.to | 21 Apr 2022
  • JavaScript Module Formats and Tools
    3 projects | dev.to | 16 Apr 2022
    AMD (Asynchronous Module Definition), is a pattern to define and consume module. It is implemented by RequireJS library. AMD provides a define function to define module, which accepts the module name, dependent modules’ names, and a factory function:
  • Why do we need a Single Page Application? [closed]
    3 projects | reddit.com/r/codehunter | 15 Mar 2022
    A lot of SPA frameworks and libraries also were developed. We can find out some of its on the internet. They are AngularJs, Reactjs, BackboneJs, DurandalJs,.. and a lot of third party components to make the Javascript coding more easy like RequireJs, Amplifyjs, BreezeJs...
  • [AskJS] - Deep differences between AMD and CJS?
    3 projects | reddit.com/r/javascript | 14 Dec 2021
    AMD, which was introduced in 2010, uses define/require and loads modules asynchronously. RequireJS is the popular choice for using the AMD syntax in the browser.
  • JS Modules
    6 projects | dev.to | 3 Jul 2021
    A module loader interprets and loads a module written in a certain module format at runtime. Popular examples are RequireJS and SystemJS.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing Bundler and RequireJS you can also consider the following projects:

systemjs - Dynamic ES module loader

browserify - browser-side require() the node.js way

SeaJS - A Module Loader for the Web

HeadJS - The only script in your HEAD.

lazyload

modulejs - Lightweight JavaScript module system.

SquishIt - Lets you *easily* bundle some css and javascript! Check out the Google group if you have questions!

Cassette - Manages .NET web application assets (scripts, css and templates)

Bundle Transformer - Port of Yahoo!'s Java YUICompressor to .NET

curl - curl.js is small, fast, extensible module loader that handles AMD, CommonJS Modules/1.1, CSS, HTML/text, and legacy scripts.

ESL - enterprise standard loader

script.js - Asyncronous JavaScript loader and dependency manager