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Difference between Node.JS and Javascript

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  • Last Updated : 18 Aug, 2021
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1. NodeJS : 
NodeJS is a cross-platform and opensource Javascript runtime environment that allows the javascript to be run on the server-side. Nodejs allows Javascript code to run outside the browser. Nodejs comes with a lot of modules and mostly used in web development. 

2. JavaScript : 
Javascript is a Scripting language. It is mostly abbreviated as JS. It can be said that Javascript is the updated version of the ECMA script. Javascript is a high-level programming language that uses the concept of Oops but it is based on prototype inheritance. 

Difference between Nodejs and JavaScript : 



Javascript is a programming language that is used for writing scripts on the website. 


NodeJS is a Javascript runtime environment.
2.Javascript can only be run in the browsers.We can run Javascript outside the browser with the help of NodeJS.
3.It is basically used on the client-side.It is mostly used on the server-side.
4.Javascript is capable enough to add HTML and play with the DOM. 
Nodejs does not have capability to add HTML tags.
5.Javascript can run in any browser engine as like JS core in safari and Spidermonkey in Firefox. 
V8 is the Javascript engine inside of node.js that parses and runs Javascript. 
6.Javascript is used in frontend development.Nodejs is used in server-side development.
7.Some of the javascript frameworks are RamdaJS, TypedJS, etc. 
Some of the Nodejs modules are Lodash, express etc. These modules are to be imported from npm. 
8.It is the upgraded version of ECMA script that uses Chrome’s V8 engine written in C++. 
Nodejs is written in C, C++ and Javascript.


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