So, what sets apart these tools and how useful are they for Js software development?
According to the current Google trends, AngularJS has performed way better at the start of 2016 but observing the graphs these two frameworks are competing very closely.
AngularJs vs Node.js
Some of its key features include:
MVC Framework- With a smooth Model View control Architecture, the framework becomes pretty dynamic in nature. Now an app is built by combining different modules together, the modules work with different logics. Though, being different from each other, these modules are connected with some logic. As a result, developers require to build all the components on the separate basis and combine them with some code and applied 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 AngularJS 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 this is what makes easy to use in terms of the framework. 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 optimized.
AngularJS Architecture- 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.
Its key features include:
- Scalable: 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: NodeJS has some built-in API which helps you to create different types of Server like HTTP Server, DNS Server, TCP Server etc.
NodeJS is mainly used to build server-side applications, whereas AngularJS is suited for building single-page client-side web applications. It may quite interest you to know that both when combined 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.