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 2.5.7 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 (15,887 Stars on Github).
ejs has less dependencies, more daily downloads, more weekly downloads, more monthly downloads and less open issues.
On the other hand, jade has been out there for longer (since 7 years ago), it also has more versions, more frequent updates, more stars on Github, more followers on Github and more forks.

In our review ejs got 2,446,391 points and jade got 1,355,186 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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licenses Apache-2.0 MIT
created 7 years ago (Feb, 2011) 7 years ago (Dec, 2010)
modified 3 days ago 8 days ago
total versions 56 131
version average every a month every 20 days
maintainers 1 1
dependencies 0 10
Daily Downloads 172,514 88,228
Weekly Downloads 1,075,380 570,638
Monthly Downloads 3,637,316 2,013,490
open issues 35 194
open pull requests 13 13
stargazers 2,069 15,887
subscribers 70 585
forks 267 1,781
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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