What is Handlebars.js?

Handlebars.js is an extension to the Mustache templating language created by Chris Wanstrath. Handlebars.js and Mustache are both logicless templating languages that keep the view and the code separated like we all know they should be.
Handlebars.js is a tool in the Templating Languages & Extensions category of a tech stack.
Handlebars.js is an open source tool with 14.5K GitHub stars and 1.9K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Handlebars.js's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Handlebars.js?

Companies
641 companies use Handlebars.js in their tech stacks, including Constant Contact, Delicious, and Desk.com.

Developers
171 developers use Handlebars.js.

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Sebastián Rodríguez
Sebastián Rodríguez
Tech Lead at UruIT · | 2 upvotes · 889 views
Handlebars.js

I use Handlebars.js mainly when building out pdfs. We render the html using handlebars and juice for inlining the css and then invoke docraptor to generate the pdf.

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Tim Abbott
Tim Abbott
Founder at Zulip · | 2 upvotes · 508 views
atZulip
Handlebars.js

We use Handlebars.js because it's a solid, performant JavaScript templating system with reasonable tooling. We adopted it more than 5 years ago now, and haven't felt significant pain points with it. Further, it's been easy to add i18n support and other useful extensions over time.

We might migrate to another templating engine if we migrate to a JavaScript framework with a built-in templating engine (basically because you have to), but I think it'd take something like that to make us want to switch to something else.

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Chris Barnett
Chris Barnett
CTO at Promethean TV · | 1 upvotes · 1.3K views
atPromethean TV
Handlebars.js

The Handlebars templating engine is used by the Promethean TV Broadcast Center Tool to deliver dynamically generated html content from our web servers. Handlebars.js

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Used Handlebars to decouple the html from javascript, hence makes it more manageable. Handlebars.js

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Handlebars for me has taken a back seat since my full embrace of React, but previous to React it (along with its predecessor mustache) I used it heavily, both server and client side, in multiple languages. Handlebars.js

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Francisco Facal
Francisco Facal
Handlebars.js

Our template engine! We combined hb with a powerful cache system we built on top of it. Handlebars.js

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Handlebars.js Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Handlebars.js?
AngularJS
AngularJS lets you write client-side web applications as if you had a smarter browser. It lets you use good old HTML (or HAML, Jade and friends!) as your template language and lets you extend HTML’s syntax to express your application’s components clearly and succinctly. It automatically synchronizes data from your UI (view) with your JavaScript objects (model) through 2-way data binding.
Mustache
Mustache is a logic-less template syntax. It can be used for HTML, config files, source code - anything. It works by expanding tags in a template using values provided in a hash or object. We call it "logic-less" because there are no if statements, else clauses, or for loops. Instead there are only tags. Some tags are replaced with a value, some nothing, and others a series of values.
React
Lots of people use React as the V in MVC. Since React makes no assumptions about the rest of your technology stack, it's easy to try it out on a small feature in an existing project.
Underscore
A JavaScript library that provides a whole mess of useful functional programming helpers without extending any built-in objects.
TypeScript
TypeScript is a language for application-scale JavaScript development. It's a typed superset of JavaScript that compiles to plain JavaScript.
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