RequireJS - Overview


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RequireJS is a JavaScript library and file loader which manages the dependencies between JavaScript files and in modular programming. It also helps to improve the speed and quality of the code.

RequireJS was developed by David Mark and its initial version v1.0.0 was released in 2009. It is an open source and version 2.3.3 is its recent stable release.

Why use RequireJS?

  • It is an open source JavaScript library under the MIT license.

  • It provides asynchronous module loading.

  • It has the ability to load nested dependencies.

  • If you have many small files, then don't need to worry about keeping track of dependencies order.

  • It provides support for plugins and loads more than one JavaScript files.

Features of RequireJS

  • It manages the dependencies between JavaScript files and improves the speed and quality of the code.

  • It combines and minifies the modules into one script for an optimized experience.

  • It reduces code complexity in large applications.

  • It gathers different JavaScript files from different modules at the time of compilation.

  • It allows for easy debugging as it loads the files from plain script tags.



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