npm is a package manager for Node.js that is run through the command line and manages dependencies for an application. It is the predominant package manager for Node.js.
- - npm is the most popular Web-based alternative to Composer.
- - npm is the most popular Open Source & free alternative to Composer.
- - Bower is the most popular Self-Hosted alternative to Composer.
It's now only maintained, not actively developed: https://github.com/bower/bower#:~:text=..psst! While Bower is maintained, we recommend yarn and webpack or parcel for new front-end projects!
Embedthis Pak is a generic package manager for application components. It makes it easy to retrieve, integrate and manage components for applications. Pak manages dependencies for you and automatically retrieves dependent paks if required.
- - Pak is the most popular Windows, Mac & Linux alternative to Composer.