Handlebars.js vs. Pug vs. Dust

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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.

What is 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.

What is Dust?

Dust is a JavaScript templating engine designed to provide a clean separation between presentation and logic without sacrificing ease of use. It is particularly well-suited for asynchronous and streaming applications.
Why do developers choose Handlebars.js?
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Why do developers choose Pug?
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Why do developers choose Dust?
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What are the cons of using Handlebars.js?
No Cons submitted yet for Handlebars.js
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What are the cons of using Pug?
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What are the cons of using Dust?
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What companies use Handlebars.js?
760 companies on StackShare use Handlebars.js
What companies use Pug?
224 companies on StackShare use Pug
What companies use Dust?
2 companies on StackShare use Dust
What tools integrate with Handlebars.js?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Handlebars.js
What tools integrate with Pug?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Pug
What tools integrate with Dust?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Dust

What are some alternatives to Handlebars.js, Pug, and Dust?

  • TypeScript - A superset of JavaScript that compiles to clean JavaScript output
  • Mustache - Logic-less templates
  • Jinja2 - Full featured template engine for Python
  • Hogan.js - A compiler for the Mustache templating language

See all alternatives to Handlebars.js

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