AngularJS V/S Node.js : Compatibility, Applications & Uses
It has always been a confusing part for almost every client to choose in between AngularJS and Node.js for their web applications development. Moreover, we have come across number of clients who wanted us to suggest which technology to use for building server side and client side web applications. However, understanding the difference in between AngularJS and Node.js is must before you pick any of them for your server side and client side Web Application.
It is widely used for creating server side Real time web applications.
In conclusion, Node.js is runtime environment useful to develop server side web applications while AngularJS is useful to develop single page or multi page client side web applications.
You must install Node.js in order to write web application using Node.js. It can be easily installed in Windows, MacOS and Linux. On the other hand, AngularJS does not need to be installed. Moreover, you just need to add core library files of AngularJS in order to develop your first web application using AngularJS. AngularJS is compatible with all modern web and mobile browsers.
Applications and Uses
Node.js is an event driven architecture which is useful in creating real time web applications like Chat apps. It also supports non-blocking input output I/O and has built-in core modules. One of them is HTTP module which is used to create web server in your Node.js web application.
Moreover, there are many other frameworks built using Node.js (express.js, meteor, geddyjs, mojito, sails.js, partial.js etc). These additional frameworks with built-in set of features helps you to write powerful, fast and scalable server side web applications.
AngularJS allows you to create MVC pattern with two way data binding. Two way data binding means, changes in model are propagated to view and changes in view are reflected in model. It makes your client side web application more powerful. AngularJS is more popular to create single page client side web applications.
In conclusion, both are open sources and powerful to their own features. You can derive your web application requirement and choose the one accordingly. Node.js is used to build real time server side web applications while AngularJS is more suitable for creating single page client side web applications.