NodeJS and AngularJS are the two most highly admirable pieces of work placed forward in the community. While NodeJS provides greater scalability and robustness, the AngularJS brings user interactivity to the next level.
Let’s first start with AngularJS. What is so amazing about the AngularJS framework?
According to AngluarJS.org, “Angular was built with the CRUD application in mind.” Additionally, data bindings provide a faster processing time, letting your application fetch only the content which is required directly on the page and not the entire content. Since it’s an MVC framework, it provides the traditional structure for MVC, however you won’t find controllers performing heavy work. For that, we have services, which consist of several modules that can be used on a need to basis. More importantly, AngularJS is built above DOM and JQuery, which greatly reduces the need to write extensive code to invoke or use DOM elements. The main idea behind AngularJS is its simplicity of usage, which resembles that of HTML quite closely. In fact, it operates within the HTML tags, making databinding extremely easy and more logical to place inside the application design. The main scope of usage is purely client-side interactivity.
NodeJS, commonly known as Node, is a Server side technology that is extremely powerful when accepting and processing HTTP calls. With its focus on network programming and providing assistance to run all kinds of socket Input/output request, it is becoming increasingly popular. Let’s look at some other impressive features that Node provides.
Node handles beautifully and easily in all kinds of DB related operations, but especially working with JSON data that is being directly used by MongoDB as standard DB data protocol. So, amazingly it supports ‘NoSQL’, ‘Relational,’ and ‘Graph – Oriented’ Database model, which makes it quite versatile and provides a broad spectrum for different kinds of applications.
Another question that comes to mind: if AngularJS is a client side solution and Node is server side programming, then what are the capabilities that can be seen in both?
If we look at their capabilities and try to match the strengths of both frameworks, we will find the following things are identical:
The answer is: it all depends on your need. Node lacks personalization and is a little more difficult to learn than AngularJS. Apart from the learning curve, both have extensibility and both provide excellent support to your apps.
Thank you for reading this far, I hope this article makes it easy for you to decide which of the frameworks is right for your needs.