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 2.5.5 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 (13,303 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 1,069,381 points and jade got 1,607,940 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) 6 years ago (Dec, 2010)
modified 6 days ago 18 days ago
total versions 54 131
version average every a month every 17 days
maintainers 1 1
dependencies 0 10
Daily Downloads 29,858 40,075
Weekly Downloads 462,165 702,093
Monthly Downloads 1,641,375 2,441,110
open issues 18 150
open pull requests 4 8
stargazers 1,115 13,303
subscribers 40 565
forks 157 1,678
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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