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What is Node.js?
What’s so special about Node.js?
Node is easy to get started and can be used for prototyping and agile development. It can also be used for building super fast and highly scalable services. Large companies such as Uber, Netflix, PayPal, Walmart, etc use node.js for building back-end services. In fact, PayPal rebuild their java and spring based application using node and found that node application was built twice as fast with fewer people in 33% fewer lines of code and 40% fewer files. More importantly, they doubled the number of requests served per second, while decreasing the average response time by 35%. Which makes Node.js an excellent choice for building highly scalable services. It also has one of the largest ecosystem of open-sourced libraries available to you.
What is Angular?
Here are some free resources to learn Angular
– Angular for Beginners Course
– Angular Tutorial for Beginners
Benefits of using Angular
- Data Binding – Angular offers four ways of data binding (One-Way, Two-Way, Event, and Property).
- Supports Cross-Platform Applications – Since angular moved to typescript, it helped angular developers move closer to mobile development. As TypeScript is also used in nativescript developers are able to port up to 90% of code from web applications to mobile applications.
- Clean Structure – It gives a clean and loosely coupled structure that is easy to understand and maintain.
- Reusable Code – Angular brings in lots of utility code and is component-based just like react which allows developers to reuse the same components.
- Easily Testable – We can write automated tests to test various parts of applications.
Conclusion – Node js vs Angular
To conclude, comparing Node.js with Angular would be wrong since Node.js is used for developing back-end services, and angular is used for creating front-end applications. There are alternatives to node such as ASP.NET, Go, Ruby, and Elixir.