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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.

Advice on EJS and Handlebars.js
Asad Gilani
Software Engineer at Lisec Automation · | 5 upvotes · 82.5K views
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@All: I am searching for the best template engine for .NET. I started looking into several template engines, including the Dotliquid, Handlebars.js, Scriban, and Razorlight. I found handlebar a bit difficult to use when using the loops and condition because you need to register for helper first. DotLiquid and Scriban were easy to use and in Razorlight I did not find the example for loops.

Can you please suggest which template engine is best suited for the use of conditional/list and looping and why? Or if anybody could provide me a resource or link where I can compare which is best?

Thanks In Advance

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Josh Lind
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I like Handlebars, it's very mature... some would say-- outdated.

Handlebars loops are done via {{#each myList}}. Read the docs! https://handlebarsjs.com/guide

Remember, don't put logic in your templates! Keep this layer simple. Sorry to hear you have to use dotNet.

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Pros of EJS
Pros of Handlebars.js
  • 4
    It'a easy to understand the concept behind it
  • 4
    For a beginner it's just plain javascript code
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    Quick for templating UI project
  • 1
    You almost know how to use it from start
  • 1
    Çelik ayna
  • 106
    Simple
  • 77
    Great templating language
  • 51
    Open source
  • 36
    Logicless
  • 20
    Integrates well into any codebase
  • 10
    Easy to create helper methods for complex scenarios
  • 7
    Created by Yehuda Katz
  • 2
    Easy For Fornt End Developers,learn backend
  • 1
    Awesome
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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?
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.
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.
JSX
It is designed to run on modern web browsers. It performs optimization while compiling the source code to JavaScript. The generated code runs faster than an equivalent code written directly in 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.
TypeScript
TypeScript is a language for application-scale JavaScript development. It's a typed superset of JavaScript that compiles to plain JavaScript.
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