gotofritz 425 days ago. link 2 points ▲ ▼> Many developers consider Bower to be a thing of the past that is superseded by npm. .. But if your webapp is missing this compilation step, using Bower is a big improvement over the traditional methods of managing dependencies. Except that nowhere in the article it explains what this supposed improvement is. Quite simply, in 2016 bower is a waste of time.