Node.js vs Vue.js — A Detailed Comparison

CodeStore Technologies
4 min readOct 20, 2021


What is Node.js?

  • Node.js is an open-source server environment
  • Node.js is free
  • Node.js runs on various platforms (Windows, Linux, Unix, Mac OS X, etc.)
  • Node.js uses JavaScript on the server

A common task for a web server can be used to open a file on the server and return the content to the client.

Here is how PHP or ASP handles a file request:

  1. Helps in sending the task to the computer’s file system.
  2. Waits while the file system opens and reads the file.
  3. Helps in returning the content to the client.
  4. Ever-ready to handle the next request.

Here is how Node.js handles a file request:

  1. Sends the task to the computer’s file system.
  2. Ready to handle the next request.
  3. When the file system has opened and read the file, the server returns the content to the client.

Node.js eliminates the waiting and simply continues with the next request.

Node.js runs single-threaded, non-blocking, asynchronous programming, which is very memory efficient.

What Can Node.js Do?

  • Node.js can generate the dynamic page content
  • Node.js can create, open, read, write, delete, and close files on the server
  • Node.js can collect form data
  • Node.js can add, delete, modify data in your database

What is a Node.js File?

  • Node.js files contain tasks that will be executed on certain events
  • A typical event is someone trying to access a port on the server
  • Node.js files must be initiated on the server before having any effect
  • Node.js files have extension “.js”


Vue.js is an open-source progressive JavaScript framework that is mainly used for building UI is and single-page applications. It is compatible with most modern technologies and because of the gentle learning curve and scalability, it gained a lot of popularity.

Vue.js follows the Model-View-ViewModel (MVVM) architectural pattern, where ViewModel has a “Vue” instance and View and Model are bound by two-way data binding. This utilizes the virtual DOM and in terms of API and design Vue is easy to learn as compared with Node.js. As the concerns of routing and state were handled in Node.js, in the same way Vue handles it by associate libraries.

Node.js vs Vue.js — A Detailed Comparison

Node.js:- Node.js is a cross-platform and open-source back-end framework that executes JavaScript code on the server-side.

Vue.js:- Vue.js is a structural, open-source JavaScript framework that is used for building UIs single-page applications.

Node.js:- Supports Model-view-controller (MVC) framework.

Vue.js:- Support Model-View-ViewModel (MVVM) pattern.

Node.js:- It runs on chrome’s V8 engine and uses an event-driven, non-blocking I/O model.

Vue.js:- It uses JavaScript run-time “Node.js” to compile and run.

Node.js:- The learning curve of Node.js is High.

Vue.js:- Vue.js has a low learning curve as compared to Node.js

Node.js:- It is fast and lightweight which makes it usable for writing micro-services.

Vue.js:- It is faster than any other UI framework and setting up an existing project is easy.

Node.js:- This is completely written in C/C++.

Vue.js:- This is written in JavaScript and TypeScript.

Node.js:- No Document Object Model (DOM) is used in this tech stack.

Vue.js:- A virtual Document Object Model (DOM) is used by Vue.js.

Node.js:- Node.js being single-threaded handles the requests very easily and with a greater speed.

Vue.js:- Here the Axios library is used to handle AJAX requests.

Node.js:- It allows running the JavaScript code on the server-side and handles requests from the browser.

Vue.js:- It is used to build single-page and client-side applications.

Node.js:- Node.js can easily handle real-time data streaming.

Vue.js:- Real-time data streaming is not handled easily by Vue.js.

Node.js:- Some of the most popular apps which use Node.js are Linkedin, Uber, Netflix, Yahoo, Trello, and more.

Vue.js:- Google, Apple, Behance, Nintendo, Trivago are some of the best examples of brands using Vue.js.

Final Words

So, this is it, A detailed comparison between Node.js vs Vue.js. This will help you in choosing the best tech stack for your business before starting any project. Both are good at their place, it completely depends on you and your business needs.

CodeStore Technologies is a leading web app development company, helping many small and medium business owners in developing the best ever web apps for their business. We are a leading Node.js development company as well as a Vue.js development company having great experience in delivering the best ever web apps.

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