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 (17,245 Stars on Github).
ejs has fewer dependencies, 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 8 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 5,072,077 points and jade got 1,477,497 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 8 years ago (Feb, 2011) 8 years ago (Dec, 2010)
modified 4 months ago 2 months ago
total versions 59 131
version average every 2 months every 22 days
maintainers 1 1
dependencies 0 10
Daily Downloads 0 0
Weekly Downloads 1,543,956 460,902
Monthly Downloads 8,590,942 2,453,204
open issues 47 196
open pull requests 13 14
stargazers 2,807 17,245
subscribers 88 589
forks 338 1,855
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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