Chapter 4. Dependency management with Bower

This chapter covers

  • An introduction to dependency management
  • Bower as a front-end dependency manager
  • Flat versus nested dependency trees
  • Gulp plugins for Bower integration

After creating a solid build definition file for Gulp, you’re ready to move on to the next step in your new front-end development workflow: dependency management.

Dependencies are self-contained and reusable code packages. You don’t want to change the code but simply want to use it. The packages include frameworks like Bootstrap or jQuery but also smaller components like carousels or various widgets you want to include in your application. The latter ones also might have dependencies of their own. And those might be dependent ...

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