Comparing ejs vs. jade

How are they different?

Here we compare between ejs and jade. In this comparison we will focus on the latest versions of both packages. The current versions are ejs 2.5.6 and jade 1.11.0.

ejs, Embedded JavaScript templates. It was authored by Matthew Eernisse on Feb, 2011.
jade, A clean, whitespace-sensitive template language for writing HTML. It was authored by TJ Holowaychuk on Dec, 2010.

When comparing both packages you notice that jade is the more popular package today (13,658 Stars on Github).
ejs has less dependencies, less open issues and less open pull requests.
On the other hand, jade has been out there for longer (since 6 years ago), it also has more versions, more frequent updates, more daily downloads, more weekly downloads, more monthly downloads, more stars on Github, more followers on Github and more forks.

In our review ejs got 1,506,519 points and jade got 1,862,884 points. The points are a summary of how big the community is and how well the package is maintained.

Lets dive deeper and have a look at some more details on both packages.

Going into more detail




description Embedded JavaScript templates A clean, whitespace-sensitive template language for writing HTML
keywords template, engine, ejs
author Matthew Eernisse TJ Holowaychuk
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handlebars, angular, angular2, backbone handlebars, grunt, gulp, jspm
licenses Apache-2.0 MIT
created 6 years ago (Feb, 2011) 6 years ago (Dec, 2010)
modified 14 hours ago 20 hours ago
total versions 55 131
version average every a month every 17 days
maintainers 1 1
dependencies 0 10
Daily Downloads 41,190 49,638
Weekly Downloads 611,440 717,637
Monthly Downloads 2,354,758 2,925,129
open issues 16 156
open pull requests 2 12
stargazers 1,236 13,658
subscribers 46 564
forks 168 1,705
Overall points




CLI Shortcuts
install npm i -S ejs npm i -S jade
remove npm r -S ejs npm r -S jade

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