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.

ejs has less dependencies, more daily downloads, more weekly downloads, more monthly downloads and less open pull requests.
On the other hand, jade has been out there for longer (since 7 years ago), it also has more versions and more frequent updates.

In our review ejs got 1,983,820 points and jade got 1,861,189 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 a day ago 7 days ago
total versions 56 131
version average every a month every 19 days
maintainers 1 1
dependencies 0 10
Daily Downloads 54,836 44,462
Weekly Downloads 777,961 679,274
Monthly Downloads 3,134,082 2,962,415
open issues 0 179
open pull requests 0 13
stargazers 0 15,033
subscribers 0 583
forks 0 1,742
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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