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What is 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.
Liquid is a tool in the Templating Languages & Extensions category of a tech stack.
Liquid is an open source tool with 7.4K GitHub stars and 960 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Liquid's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Liquid?

Companies
30 companies reportedly use Liquid in their tech stacks, including Axel Springer, DigitalGlobe, and SumOfUs.

Developers

Liquid Integrations

Ruby, Zendesk, Jekyll, Fedora, and VTEX are some of the popular tools that integrate with Liquid. Here's a list of all 8 tools that integrate with Liquid.

Why developers like Liquid?

Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use Liquid
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Liquid's Features

  • Render templates directly from the database
  • Smarty (PHP) style template engines
  • Template engine which does HTML just as well as emails
  • Allow your users to edit the appearance of your application but don't want them to run insecure code on your server

Liquid Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Liquid?
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 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.
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.
Pug
This project was formerly known as "Jade." Pug is a high performance template engine heavily influenced by Haml and implemented with JavaScript for Node.js and browsers.
Hogan.js
Hogan.js is a 3.4k JS templating engine developed at Twitter. Use it as a part of your asset packager to compile templates ahead of time or include it in your browser to handle dynamic templates.
See all alternatives

Liquid's Followers
2 developers follow Liquid to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
Brock Freeman
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