Both AngularJS and Node JS have different features and usages that make them poles apart from each other in the area of app development. AngularJS development is mainly preferred for developing front-end web applications, whereas Node JS development is considered for server-side applications.
What is Node.js?
Features of Node.js
Single Threaded Though Highly Scalable
The Node.js framework makes use of a single threaded model along with event looping. Event mechanism assists the server to react in a non-blocking way and makes it highly scalable as compared to conventional servers which generate limited threads to handle requests.
Asynchronous And Event Driven
All APIs of Node.js are asynchronous i.e non-blocking which means a Node.js based server not at all waits for an API to return data. The server switch to the next API once calling it and an event notification mechanism of Node.js aid the server to obtain a response from the preceding API call.
Node.js supports unit testing. You can use JS unit testing frameworks such as Jasmin to test your Node.js application.
With the different built-in API, you can create various types of servers like DNS server, HTTP server, TCP Server etc.
How Much is Node.js Popular?
Due to its noteworthy benefits and features, Node.js is being used by popular apps like Paypal, LinkedIn, Yahoo, Mozilla, Netflix, GoDaddy. According to a Similartech report, there are more than 502,037 websites across the world using Node.js.
What Are The Uses Of Node.Js?
- Using Node.js in combination with HTML 5 and Socket.io, you can build impressive real-time browser games
- Node.js enables collecting massive amounts of data more efficiently
- Using Node.js videos can be processed when they are uploading, saving time and making these videos broadly accessible at a faster rate.
- Node.js performs communication operation with web-sockets, databases, middleware etc
What is AngularJS?
Features of AngularJS
Model View Whatever
AngularJS does not implement Model View Controller (a design pattern for isolating an app into different parts) in the traditional way; rather it implements something like MVVM (Model-View-ViewModel).
AngularJS comes with a built-in dependency injection making it easier for developers to build and test applications.
AngularJS allows automatic synchronization of data between view and model components.
AngularJS makes it easy to develop and test module code separately from the rest of an app. Due to this, only selected services and necessary parts of the app are tested.
Easy to Use
AngularJS decouples DOM manipulation from any application logic and thus can be easily used to build applications.
How Much is AngularJS Popular?
AngularJS is achieving a great reputation since several popular companies like Google, Wix, weather.com, healthcare.gov, and Forbes have been using Angular for their apps and websites. It is being used by thousands of developers across the world. As per another report by Similartech, there are about 756,804 making use of AngularJS.
What Are The Uses Of AngularJS?
- Used in Single Page Application (SPA) project
- Can be used to add dynamic views in the web application
- Used to build dynamic web pages in a quick time
- Facilitates writing custom HTML codes
Both Node JS development and AngularJS development greatly vary from each other in all aspects, be it in terms of the features, benefits, usage or popularity. If you want to have an imposing app or website, then AngularJS would be absolutely best for you. If you want to build the backend of any application then nothing would be more viable than Node.js development.