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What is Smarty?

Facilitating the separation of presentation (HTML/CSS) from application logic. This implies that PHP code is application logic, and is separated from the presentation
Smarty is a tool in the Templating Languages & Extensions category of a tech stack.

Who uses Smarty?

Companies
195 companies reportedly use Smarty in their tech stacks, including Totango, Leafly, and RideCell.

Developers
17 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Smarty.

Why developers like Smarty?

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Smarty Reviews

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Smarty in their tech stack.

StackShare Editors
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Apache HTTP Server
Apache HTTP Server
PHP
PHP
MySQL
MySQL
Linux
Linux
AWS EC2
AWS EC2
Smarty
Smarty

Early job listings for “Application Engineer” required applicants to have “Fluency with the LAMP stack”. Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP was and still is a popular choice for web applications which Slack started out as. Other requirements included an excellent understanding of networking, HTTP, JSON, and Smarty (template engine for PHP). According to an AWS case study “Tiny Speck—the original company name for what became Slack Technologies—used AWS in 2009 when it was the only viable offering for public cloud services.”

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Smarty Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Smarty?
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.
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Smarty's Followers
15 developers follow Smarty to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
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