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 2.6.1 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 (16,910 Stars on Github).
ejs has fewer dependencies, more daily downloads, more weekly downloads, more monthly downloads, fewer open issues and fewer open pull requests.
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 4,989,920 points and jade got 1,511,228 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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nunjucks, pug, handlebars, mustache nunjucks, pug, handlebars, mustache
licenses Apache-2.0 MIT
created 7 years ago (Feb, 2011) 8 years ago (Dec, 2010)
modified 2 months ago 5 months ago
total versions 59 131
version average every 2 months every 21 days
maintainers 1 1
dependencies 0 10
Daily Downloads 91,920 29,010
Weekly Downloads 1,961,593 568,523
Monthly Downloads 7,917,483 2,384,731
open issues 39 191
open pull requests 11 13
stargazers 2,624 16,910
subscribers 80 589
forks 323 1,842
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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