Both the frameworks use techniques like AJAX, DHTML, DOM scripting and much more, but that does not mean that these can be used interchangeably.
AngularJs Vs Node.js
Here we present you some angularJs versus node.js features, pros, cons, and business scenarios, which will help you understand this framework more efficiently, so that, you can choose to from these two wisely.
AngularJS is basically an open source web application framework that is maintained by the collaboration of Google along with a community of passionate developers.
It helps the user in adding dynamic views in their web application and is blessed 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.
It is a tool-set or we can say a backend platform which interacts with HTML just like Node.js.
Features of AngularJS
Easy to use
- It 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)
- It 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 manage
Cross-Browser Compatibility and Mobile Support
The user will need to implement features differently to engrain cross-browser compatibility, still, HTML extensions use to take care of the differences.
Notably, AngularJS v1.3 and above lacks IE8 support, so, if you need that support for your application, you must not go with AngularJS.
Cross Platform Hybrid apps or native mobile application development can be done with the help of Cordova, PhoneGap integration and Trigger.io.
Responsive modules of AngularJS including angular-deck grid, UI Bootstrap, angular-gestures, and AngularJS responsive directives can also be used for developing mobile websites.
Angular JS 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.
It also offers support for Direct DOM manipulation and Dependency injection.
- Unit testing for AngularJS based applications is very simple.
- Automated testing aspects of integration, unit and functional testing are also supported in it.
- It features inbuilt test runner known as Karma, which makes unit testing more easier.
- The protector can be used in it for end-to-end testing, which interacts with the application running in a real browser and performs testing operations on it.
- It also supports Event-driven, Functional, and Object-oriented programming paradigms.
- Provides support for Scripting languages such as CoffeeScript, Dart, and TypeScript.
- It lacks official IDE support and IDE field in it use validation.
Uses of AngularJS
- It manages state of models
- It integrates with other UI tools
- It manipulates DOM
- It allows writing custom HTML codes
It delivers efficiency along with event-driven, non-blocking I/O model, which has been proved ideal for real-time data-intensive applications running across many devices.
Node.js is a platform, which runs on the server side and can also collaborate with another front-end toolset(s) like AngularJS.
Features of Node.js
- It is suitable for many areas
- It is suitable for rapid development, where applications have to undergo through quick and frequent changes.
- It is suitable for Enterprises, which is looking forward to improving developer productivity.
- Latency sensitive – Ideal for applications where loading time of a page matters
It is blessed with MVC (Model-View-Controller) architecture. Moreover, it also comes with a support of other patterns like Model-View-Presenter or Actors.
- It comes with a support of Event-driven, Object-oriented, Functional, Concurrency Oriented, Pub/Sub programming paradigms.
- It provides official IDE support.
- It supports Ruby, CoffeeScript and TypeScript Scripting languages.
Uses of Node.js
- It serves the web
- It performs communication operation with databases, web-sockets, middleware etc.
Here is an interesting infographic that shows you similarity and difference between Angular.js and Node.js:
Embed This Image On Your Site (copy code below):