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EJS vs Handlebars.js: What are the differences?

EJS: An Embedded JavaScript templating Language. It is a simple templating language that lets you generate HTML markup with plain JavaScript. No religiousness about how to organize things. No reinvention of iteration and control-flow. It's just plain JavaScript; 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.

EJS and Handlebars.js belong to "Templating Languages & Extensions" category of the tech stack.

EJS and Handlebars.js are both open source tools. It seems that Handlebars.js with 14.6K GitHub stars and 1.87K forks on GitHub has more adoption than EJS with 3.64K GitHub stars and 413 GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, Handlebars.js has a broader approval, being mentioned in 643 company stacks & 175 developers stacks; compared to EJS, which is listed in 7 company stacks and 4 developer stacks.

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What is EJS?

It is a simple templating language that lets you generate HTML markup with plain JavaScript. No religiousness about how to organize things. No reinvention of iteration and control-flow. It's just plain JavaScript.

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 EJS and Handlebars.js?
          TypeScript
          TypeScript is a language for application-scale JavaScript development. It's a typed superset of JavaScript that compiles to plain JavaScript.
          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.
          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
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          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

          How developers use EJS and Handlebars.js
          Avatar of Kent Steiner
          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.

          Avatar of Promethean TV
          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.

          Avatar of Jonathan Fries
          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.

          Avatar of Tarun Singh
          Tarun Singh uses Handlebars.jsHandlebars.js

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

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