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Bootstrap vs Handlebars.js: What are the differences?

Bootstrap: Simple and flexible HTML, CSS, and JS for popular UI components and interactions. Bootstrap is the most popular HTML, CSS, and JS framework for developing responsive, mobile first projects on the web; Handlebars.js: Minimal Templating on Steroids. 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.

Bootstrap can be classified as a tool in the "Front-End Frameworks" category, while Handlebars.js is grouped under "Templating Languages & Extensions".

"Responsiveness" is the primary reason why developers consider Bootstrap over the competitors, whereas "Simple" was stated as the key factor in picking Handlebars.js.

Bootstrap and Handlebars.js are both open source tools. Bootstrap with 134K GitHub stars and 66K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Handlebars.js with 14.6K GitHub stars and 1.87K GitHub forks.

Spotify, Twitter, and Lyft are some of the popular companies that use Bootstrap, whereas Handlebars.js is used by Typeform, Starbucks, and OpenTable. Bootstrap has a broader approval, being mentioned in 7046 company stacks & 1115 developers stacks; compared to Handlebars.js, which is listed in 643 company stacks and 175 developer stacks.

What is Bootstrap?

Bootstrap is the most popular HTML, CSS, and JS framework for developing responsive, mobile first projects on the web.

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.
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    What are some alternatives to Bootstrap and Handlebars.js?
    Semantic UI
    Semantic empowers designers and developers by creating a shared vocabulary for UI.
    jQuery
    jQuery is a cross-platform JavaScript library designed to simplify the client-side scripting of HTML.
    Material
    Express your creativity with Material, an animation and graphics framework for Google's Material Design and Apple's Flat UI in Swift.
    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.
    Foundation
    Foundation is the most advanced responsive front-end framework in the world. You can quickly prototype and build sites or apps that work on any kind of device with Foundation, which includes layout constructs (like a fully responsive grid), elements and best practices.
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    Decisions about Bootstrap and Handlebars.js
    Koa
    Koa
    React Router
    React Router
    Foundation
    Foundation
    Semantic UI
    Semantic UI
    Bootstrap
    Bootstrap
    PostCSS
    PostCSS
    Less
    Less
    Sass
    Sass
    styled-components
    styled-components
    React Helmet
    React Helmet
    Webpack
    Webpack
    TypeScript
    TypeScript
    JavaScript
    JavaScript
    Apollo
    Apollo
    GraphQL
    GraphQL
    React
    React
    #JSX
    #React.
    #Css
    #StyledComponents.
    #Async
    #HTML
    #GraphQL
    #Apollo

    ReactQL is a React + GraphQL front-end starter kit. #JSX is a natural way to think about building UI, and it renders to pure #HTML in the browser and on the server, making it trivial to build server-rendered Single Page Apps. GraphQL via Apollo was chosen for the data layer; #GraphQL makes it simple to request just the data your app needs, and #Apollo takes care of communicating with your API (written in any language; doesn't have to be JavaScript!), caching, and rendering to #React.

    ReactQL is written in TypeScript to provide full types/Intellisense, and pick up hard-to-diagnose goofs that might later show up at runtime. React makes heavy use of Webpack 4 to handle transforming your code to an optimised client-side bundle, and in throws back just enough code needed for the initial render, while seamlessly handling import statements asynchronously as needed, making the payload your user downloads ultimately much smaller than trying to do it by hand.

    React Helmet was chosen to handle <head> content, because it works universally, making it easy to throw back the correct <title> and other tags on the initial render, as well as inject new tags for subsequent client-side views.

    styled-components, Sass, Less and PostCSS were added to give developers a choice of whether to build styles purely in React / JavaScript, or whether to defer to a #css #preprocessor. This is especially useful for interop with UI frameworks like Bootstrap, Semantic UI, Foundation, etc - ReactQL lets you mix and match #css and renders to both a static .css file during bundling as well as generates per-page <style> tags when using #StyledComponents.

    React Router handles routing, because it works both on the server and in the client. ReactQL customises it further by capturing non-200 responses on the server, redirecting or throwing back custom 404 pages as needed.

    Koa is the web server that handles all incoming HTTP requests, because it's fast (TTFB < 5ms, even after fully rendering React), and its natively #async, making it easy to async/await inside routes and middleware.

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    Reviews of Bootstrap and Handlebars.js
    Review ofHandlebars.jsHandlebars.js

    Its easy to link handlebars with SailsJS.

    I have created a generator for it. Read through the README. Steps:-

    Install the npm package. Generate the templates using suggested command in README. Update the config/views.js file as suggested. Thats it, It works.

    https://github.com/bhaskarmelkani/sails-generate-views-hbs

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    Review ofBootstrapBootstrap

    我们团队一直在使用bootstrap,非常简单易用,并且有帮助。支持也很到位,很喜欢!用了4年的时间,会持续的用下去,加油!!Bootstrap!!!

    Review ofBootstrapBootstrap

    We have been using it for the past 3 years and have no complaints

    Review ofBootstrapBootstrap

    Good service with a good price, worth the money.

    How developers use Bootstrap and Handlebars.js
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    StackShare uses BootstrapBootstrap

    Leanstack was on Bootstrap 2. Chose this because it is wildly popular, so it’s active, has been used a lot in production, and has a ton of features. Anything you need to do from a UI perspective, there’s likely a plugin for it already part of the library. Haven’t tried the others, but we're happy with BS.

    For StackShare, we upgraded to Bootstrap 3. I don’t like that they changed the name of columns, essentially breaking the grid layout for Bootstrap 2 and below, so that was a real pain to update. I hope they don’t do that again. Once we have more bandwidth, we’re totally going to decouple our markup from Bootstrap.

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    shridhardalavi uses BootstrapBootstrap

    Bootstrap is a framework to help you design websites faster and easier. It includes HTML and CSS based design templates for typography, forms, buttons, tables, navigation, modals, image carousels, etc. It also gives you support for JavaScript plugins. Bootstrap's responsive CSS adjusts to phones, tablets, and desktops Bootstrap is compatible with all modern browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, and Opera)

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    CloudRepo uses BootstrapBootstrap

    We started with a bootstrap based template and then completely rewrote it due to poor design of the template. Using boostrap properly was a great experience - once you learn it and use it properly, it's simple to use and very good at being responsive and adapting to the various screen view.

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    Perljobs.Ru uses BootstrapBootstrap

    I simply bought a "job board" template for the website, which is written using Bootstrap 2. I'm hoping to upgrade the site to Boostrap 3 when I'll have a time.

    Я просто купил шаблон для доски вакансий, написанный на Boostrap 2. Когда будет время перепишу все на Bootstrap 3.

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    Ujjwal Bhujel uses BootstrapBootstrap

    With the advancement in CSS, Bootstrap is creating new milestones when it comes to minimising our CSS codes. So elegant and beautiful yet easy and convenient to use once you go through all the classes and its elements. In addition, its JS function is impressive too.

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    Kent Steiner uses Handlebars.jsHandlebars.js

    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.

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    Promethean TV uses Handlebars.jsHandlebars.js

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

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    Jonathan Fries uses Handlebars.jsHandlebars.js

    Also used by ghost. Extensive editing of templates to keep my theme running and change what the theme does when I run into limitations.

    Avatar of Trading Log
    Trading Log uses Handlebars.jsHandlebars.js

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

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    Tarun Singh uses Handlebars.jsHandlebars.js

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

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