Component is a vertically integrated frontend solution, handling everything from package management to the build process, handling everything including HTML, JS, CSS, images, and fonts. Think of it as an opinionated
npm + browserify + rework-npm + grunt/gulp/broccoli all wrapped into
If you're confused about component, components, componentjs, please read disambiguation
Component 1.0.0: Several major new features have been added, some have been removed, and the project has been greatly reorganized. You may need to upgrade your version of node and/or npm to avoid breakage. Please see the detailed changelog. Component 0.x will not be maintained anymore.
With node installed, run the following command:
$ npm install -g component
Read this Getting Started guide to get a basic static site running very quickly with Component.
Note: the Component repo (this repo) has only documentation for Component 0.19. All of the documentation related to 1.0.0 will be handled in the guide repo.
The team and organization have undergone massive changes. In summary, jonathanong stopped developing Component and started with normalize.io and the guys from segmentio switched to using duo. Component will still be maintained and updated while it is in use. You can read more about Duo.js and Component here.
The long story of Component and the changes that occurred in component can be found in Jonathan Ong's blog post "the future of component".