We want to make it clear: comparing Node.js with Angular.js will take a good deal of your time. And the reason does not lie in the numerous factors that are worth mentioning. It lies in the fact that the above concepts can not fundamentally be compared. To understand why, we suggest contemplating the ingredients we need for the successful development of any web application apart from a team of professionals. In general, there are three essential components:
Front-end is what you can see on the screen (pages, images, pop-ups, and so on) and what is also referred to as a the client-side, that is, all the machines that execute client software programs.
Back-end is what a regular user can’t see on the screen. Back-end represents a server (or server-side) that can be located in any part of the world and functions as a bedrock for the whole app exposing restful API's for Angular applications. What can we do with the help of a server? We can fetch data from a database, process it, and send further in response to client requests.
A database can be imagined as a big card catalogue. It has many application possibilities – for content management, fixing relationships with customers, invoices, accounts, and events. There are different ways to structure information in the database. With this, you can choose Relational/SQL database (MySql, Postgres, Oracle) or one of the noSQL databases like MongoDB.
Here, we need to grasp that Node.js is not “versus” Angular.js but “with” Angular.js – they are in the same boat!
Nowadays, Node.js is highly valued due to its rapid learning curve and speed. This is seen from Stack Overflow’s research , where Node.js is the most popular technology among developers.
And with this knowledge, one reasonable question comes to mind: is it possible to use them both in a single application? The answer: it is not only possible but recommended. A bright illustration of this is MEAN Stack.
M. – Mongo DB – NoSQL database
E. – Express.js – a Node.js web application framework
A. – Angular.js – front-end framework
-Angular.js is applied for the development of the client side.
-The server side is maintained with the platform Node.js, that is, the Express.js framework is used.
-Also, Express.js is used when writing an API.
-And MongoDB is for storing data.
From this, we can see how Angular.js and Node.js can simultaneously be used for the development of a single web application.
This article was created to dispel one more misconception in the IT world: Node.js vs. Angular.js. We hope that we have now explained this! As far as web development goes, the K&C team is always an advocate of the literacy of our clients and partners.