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How to create an Angular 2 component library, and how to consume it using SystemJs or Webpack by Aleksey Novik (January 2016)


062 AiA Module Loading and JSPM or WebPack for Angular 2 with K. Scott Allen (October 2015)



From What is the difference between Bower and npm? (stackoverflow, 9.5.2013):

  • npm is most commonly used for managing Node.js modules, but it works for the front-end too when combined with Browserify and/or $ npm dedupe.
  • Bower is created solely for the front-end and is optimized with that in mind.
    • npm does nested dependency tree (This obviously doesn’t work that well on the front-end. Imagine a site having to download three copies of jQuery.)
    • Bower requires a flat dependency tree(puts the burden of dependency resolution on the user).