AngularJS Vs. Node.js Vs. Ext JS: The Real Difference

  • 1.3 and above has dropped the support for IE8 so if your application requires support for that, you should not consider AngularJS.
  • It helps you in adding dynamic views in your web applications.
  • AngularJS, Node.js and Ext JS – all three are very popular and industry leading JavaScript Application frameworks for building cross-platform web applications which are interactive and feature rich.
  • Unit testing of the AngularJS applications is very easy.
  • Both can be combined to create isomorphic applications, i.e. applications that are build with the same language on the back and front-ends.

AngularJS, Node.js and Ext JS all 3 are very popular and industry leading JavaScript Application frameworks for building cross-platform web applications.

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AngularJS, Node.js and Ext JS – all three are very popular and industry leading JavaScript Application frameworks for building cross-platform web applications which are interactive and feature rich. Yes, all of these are use techniques such as AJAX, DHTML, DOM scripting and so on – Does that mean these can be used interchangeably? Not really. There are lot of differences between these and depending on the web application requirement and the business needs, you need choose the most appropriate one.

In this post, we present to you, the features, the pros and cons and the business scenarios you should consider while choosing these frameworks.

AngularJS is an open source web application framework which is maintained by Google and a community of passionate developers. It helps you in adding dynamic views in your web applications. With Model-View-Whatever (MVW) architecture and components which are commonly used in Rich Internet Applications, it has become a preferred framework for creation of interactive web applications and data-driven apps. AngularJS is a tool-set which interacts with the HTML. Any back end platform such as Node.js can serve the HTML.

Node.js is built on Google Chrome’s JavaScript runtime. It helps you build scalable network applications. With event-driven, non-blocking I/O model, it offers efficiency which is ideal for data-intensive real-time applications that run across distributed devices. Node.js is a platform. It works on the server-side. Node.js can function with other front-end toolset(s) such as AngularJS.

Ext JS is a pure JavaScript application framework. With techniques like AJAX, DHTML and DOM scripting, it helps in building highly interactive web applications. Ext JS includes interoperability with jQuery and Prototype. It is touted as the most comprehensive JavaScript framework for building feature-rich cross-platform web applications. Ext JS also adds to the core layers of building blocks by adding components like responsive design styles, layouts, UI components, theming, and etc.

Angular and node are different tools. Nevertheless, they (partially) use JavaScript syntax. Moreover, both can be combined to create isomorphic applications, i.e. applications that are build with the same language on the back and front-ends. If you go a little further and use MongoDB as your data store, you can build your entire infrastructure using JavaScript flavored tools. The MEAN stack is build on this observation.

AngularJS Vs. Node.js Vs. Ext JS: The Real Difference