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.NET vs Mustache: What are the differences?

Developers describe .NET as "A free, cross-platform, open source developer platform for building many different types of applications". .NET is a general purpose development platform. With .NET, you can use multiple languages, editors, and libraries to build native applications for web, mobile, desktop, gaming, and IoT for Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, and more. On the other hand, Mustache is detailed as "Logic-less templates". 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.

.NET and Mustache are primarily classified as "Frameworks (Full Stack)" and "Templating Languages & Extensions" tools respectively.

"Tight integration with visual studio" is the primary reason why developers consider .NET over the competitors, whereas "Dead simple templating" was stated as the key factor in picking Mustache.

.NET and Mustache are both open source tools. It seems that Mustache with 13.2K GitHub stars and 2.3K forks on GitHub has more adoption than .NET with 11.2K GitHub stars and 2.41K GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, .NET has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1566 company stacks & 239 developers stacks; compared to Mustache, which is listed in 231 company stacks and 18 developer stacks.

What is .NET?

.NET is a general purpose development platform. With .NET, you can use multiple languages, editors, and libraries to build native applications for web, mobile, desktop, gaming, and IoT for Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, and more.

What is 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.
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    Trello uses MustacheMustache

    We use Mustache, a logic-less templating language, to represent our models as HTML. While ‘harnessing the full power of [INSERT YOUR FAVORITE LANGUAGE HERE] in your templates’ sounds like a good idea, it seems that in practice it requires a lot of developer discipline to maintain comprehensible code. We’ve been very happy with the ‘less is more’ approach of Mustache, which allows us to re-use template code without encouraging us to mingle it with our client logic and make a mess of things.

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    Brillium, Inc. uses .NET.NET

    Microsoft has done an incredible job of keeping the .NET Framework powerful and stable. It is well designed and keeps getting more robust with each release. It isn't the most popular technology in this space, but I think a good case can be made to use .NET in many new projects.

    Avatar of Foundbite
    Foundbite uses .NET.NET

    As we started on Windows Phone we use C# and .NET for most of our apps and sites. Being a small team of 2, using .NET enables us to work on each part of the service without having to switch to different languages.

    Avatar of Daniel Kovacs
    Daniel Kovacs uses .NET.NET

    I use .NET alongside with C# since my university studies, and I really enjoy it. Especially .NET Core, which is the best thing that happened to Microsoft since... ever.

    Avatar of Volkan Özçelik
    Volkan Özçelik uses MustacheMustache

    Mustache is a simple logicless template language.

    It is lightweight, and currently suits my templating needs.

    I use it, in lieu of things like React SSR etc.

    Avatar of Yue Wang
    Yue Wang uses .NET.NET

    Server side development language and frameworks: ASP.Net MVC 4, Asp.Net WebApi 2, Razor View engine, Moq, Entity Frameworks, etc.

    Avatar of Twincore Systems
    Twincore Systems uses .NET.NET

    TwinCore creates modern web and cloud applications based on .NET TwinCore supports legacy .NET applications

    Avatar of ShadowICT
    ShadowICT uses MustacheMustache

    We use Mustache to allow us to create easy and reusable templates on our sites.

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