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 (16,252 Stars on Github).
ejs has fewer dependencies, more daily downloads, more weekly downloads, more monthly downloads and fewer 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, fewer open pull requests, more stars on Github, more followers on Github and more forks.

In our review ejs got 3,731,873 points and jade got 1,773,776 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
Related / similar packages
handlebars, nunjucks, pug, mustache handlebars, nunjucks, pug, mustache
licenses Apache-2.0 MIT
created 7 years ago (Feb, 2011) 7 years ago (Dec, 2010)
modified 4 days ago a month ago
total versions 56 131
version average every 2 months every 20 days
maintainers 1 1
dependencies 0 10
Daily Downloads 238,348 116,396
Weekly Downloads 1,453,571 640,438
Monthly Downloads 5,763,884 2,751,913
open issues 40 188
open pull requests 14 12
stargazers 2,238 16,252
subscribers 70 589
forks 283 1,806
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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