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Alternatives to Jinja

Django, Flask, Liquid, React, and YAML are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Jinja.
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What is Jinja and what are its top alternatives?

It is a full featured template engine for Python. It has full unicode support, an optional integrated sandboxed execution environment, widely used and BSD licensed.
Jinja is a tool in the Templating Languages & Extensions category of a tech stack.
Jinja is an open source tool with 8.5K GitHub stars and 1.5K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Jinja's open source repository on GitHub

Top Alternatives to Jinja

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    Django

    Django is a high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design. ...

  • Flask
    Flask

    Flask is intended for getting started very quickly and was developed with best intentions in mind. ...

  • Liquid
    Liquid

    It is an open-source template language written in Ruby. It is the backbone of Shopify themes and is used to load dynamic content on storefronts. It is safe, customer facing template language for flexible web apps. ...

  • React
    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. ...

  • YAML
    YAML

    A human-readable data-serialization language. It is commonly used for configuration files, but could be used in many applications where data is being stored or transmitted. ...

  • Mustache
    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. ...

  • TypeScript
    TypeScript

    TypeScript is a language for application-scale JavaScript development. It's a typed superset of JavaScript that compiles to plain JavaScript. ...

  • Handlebars.js
    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. ...

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