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 (14,665 Stars on Github).
ejs has less dependencies, more daily downloads, more weekly downloads, 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 monthly downloads, more stars on Github, more followers on Github and more forks.

In our review ejs got 1,855,342 points and jade got 1,853,455 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 6 years ago (Feb, 2011) 7 years ago (Dec, 2010)
modified 3 days ago 9 days ago
total versions 55 131
version average every a month every 18 days
maintainers 1 1
dependencies 0 10
Daily Downloads 123,968 121,768
Weekly Downloads 675,434 554,000
Monthly Downloads 2,904,946 2,995,673
open issues 20 172
open pull requests 6 11
stargazers 1,532 14,665
subscribers 61 576
forks 200 1,738
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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