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Comparison Between: AngularJS Vs Node JS

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AngularJS vs Node JS


JavaScript has evolved far beyond a simple client-side scripting language into an incredibly powerful programming language which can also be used to create server-side applications in addition to the traditional client-side applications.

AngularJS framework and Node. Js platform can be quite useful for making powerful client-side and server-side for developing interactive and feature rich cross-platform web applications in JavaScript language.

We’ll look at the similarities between these two frameworks and dive deeper into understanding the JavaScript engine Node Js. What sets apart these three tools and how useful are they for Single Page Application Development.


Also, know difference between Angular 1 vs Angular 2 and also find out Top Features of Angular 4


AngularJs Vs Node.Js :- JavaScript Framework Comparison


According to Google trends, AngularJS performed better at the start of 2016 but observing the graphs these two frameworks are competing very closely and that's why we have introduced this topic which framework is better for single page application development.


JavaScript

JavaScripts


It is scripting language/Prototype based language mainly used in a web application but nowadays we can use it in an embedded application, server side etc.

The major difference between both are as

1. Java is compiled and interpreted language whereas JavaScript is Interpreted language

2. Java has two-time debugging process whereas JavaScript has Runtime only debugging process.


Now, let's talk about the difference between AngularJs vs Node.js.


AngularJS

AngularJS is a JavaScript framework. It is open source web application framework mainly maintained by Google. AngularJS can be added to a HTML page with a <script> tag. It extends HTML attributes with Directives and binds data to HTML with Expressions.

It helps the user in adding dynamic views in their web application and is integrated with Model-View-Whatever (MVW) architecture and components, with the help of which, it has gained the position of the most preferred framework for the creation of data-driven apps and interactive web applications.


Features Of AngularJS


AngularJS Features


MVC Framework

AngularJS provides with a smooth Model View Control Architecture which is also very dynamic in nature.

As we know any application is build up from combining different modules together. These modules work with different logics. These are initialized differently from each other. But still, these modules are connected with each other by some logic. The developers have to build all the components separately and then have to combine them together with some code and applied logic to fix them in a single application. This, of course, is an overhead for the developers while using an MVC Framework.

MVC makes it easier for developers to build the client side web application. All the MVC elements which are developed separately are combined automatically using AngularJS Framework. There is no need for developers to write extra code to fit all the elements together. It allows you to put MVC element separately and automatically sets them together accordingly.


Easy to use

Decouples DOM manipulation from any application logic, and that makes it an easy to use framework.It is a panacea for single-page applications (SPA). Comes with many useful features like directives, filters, and automatic data bindings, by which developers do not need to write complex codes for simple features. So, the codes become more optimize.


POJO Model

Plain Old JavaScript Objects are very self-sufficient in terms of functionality. The earlier data models use to keep monitoring the data flow. A POJO data model gives the spontaneous and very well planned objects and logics. AngularJS Developers have to just create loops of objects and array with the required properties and have to play around it for the required results. It gives us the spontaneous and clear code which helps in highly user-friendly and interactive Web-based apps using AngularJS.


AngularJS Architecture

It is blessed with an MVW (Model-View-Whatever) architecture and is capable of supporting other patterns too like Model-View-Controller or Model-View-View Mode. The view modifies and manipulates the DOM to update the data and the behavior. But with the use of AngularJS development, the DOM manipulation is the task of the directives and not the view.


Uses of AngularJS


  • It is a framework written in Javascript language
  • Manages state of models
  • Integrates with other UI tools
  • Manipulates DOM
  • Allows writing custom HTML codes
  • It is meant for javascript developers to create dynamic web pages in a quick time


NodeJS


Node-JS


Node.js is an open-source, cross-platform runtime environment for developing server-side and networking applications. Node.js applications are written in JavaScript and can be run within the Node.js runtime. It also provides a rich library of various JavaScript modules which simplifies the development of web applications to a great extent.


Technologies used with NodejS


Features Of Node.Js


Scalable

You can scale your Node.js application by using two ways – Horizontal Scaling and Vertical Scaling, which helps you to improve your application performance.


Unit Testing

It supports unit testing out of the box. You can use any JS unit testing frameworks like Jasmin to test your Node.js code.


Server Development

Node.js has some built-in API which helps you to create different types of Server like HTTP Server, DNS Server, TCP Server etc.


Better Performance

It provides better performance since Node.js I/O operations are non-blocking. Also, it uses V8 JavaScript engine to execute JavaScript code. V8 engine compiles the JS code directly into machine code which makes it fast.


Open Source

Node.js is open source, so it’s free to use and no need to pay for the license and you can extend it as per your need.


Uses of Node.js

  • It serves the web
  • It is runtime built on javascript engine in google chrome
  • It can be considered as a lightweight server which can serve client requests in a more simpler way than java does
  • It performs communication operation with databases, web-sockets, middleware etc.



Conclusion

Angular and node are Both the open-source tools as node.js is mainly used to build server-side applications, whereas AngularJS is suited for building single-page client-side web applications both can be combined to create isomorphic web applications, i.e. applications that are built with the same language on the back and front-ends, but they are quite different in their architecture and working. If you go a little further and use MongoDB as your data store, you can build your entire infrastructure using JavaScript favoured tools.

This is a huge gain for developers since they can focus on learning only one language and be MEAN-stack developers.

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