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While AngularJS and Node.js are both undoubtedly powerful parts of a web developer's toolset, all of this excitement and attention can be intimidating for newcomers, and it's important to separate the facts from the hype. So where did Angular and Node come from, and what exactly makes them so popular?
Node has an event-driven architecture, which means that all of its calls and operations use an event loop, a single thread that executes tasks asynchronously. This is in sharp contrast with the traditional approach of using either synchronous execution or asynchronous execution using multithreading, which uses a lot of memory but was preferred in other programming languages because of the difficulty of implementing an event-driven architecture.
As mentioned in the introduction, one of the biggest distinctions is the fact that they're intended to run in two different places: Angular is a front-end (client-side) technology, while Node is a back-end (server-side) technology. This difference is indicative of the two technologies' diverging goals and philosophies. Node is a platform and runtime environment for running applications on a server that is intended to provide fast response times to web requests, while Angular is a web development framework for building dynamic websites and web applications. Although Node and Angular frequently work together in harmony (e.g., as part of the MEAN stack), they don't need each other to exist; Angular can cooperate with other server-side platforms, and Node can cooperate with other client-side frameworks.