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EJS vs Pug: 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; Pug: Robust, elegant, feature rich template engine for nodejs. 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.

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

EJS and Pug are both open source tools. It seems that Pug with 18.5K GitHub stars and 1.9K forks on GitHub has more adoption than EJS with 3.71K GitHub stars and 418 GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, Pug has a broader approval, being mentioned in 230 company stacks & 608 developers stacks; compared to EJS, which is listed in 9 company stacks and 13 developer stacks.

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Pros of EJS
Pros of Pug
  • 4
    For a beginner it's just plain javascript code
  • 4
    It'a easy to understand the concept behind it
  • 3
    Quick for templating UI project
  • 2
    Çelik ayna
  • 1
    You almost know how to use it from start
  • 134
    Elegant html
  • 89
    Great with nodejs
  • 57
    Very short syntax
  • 56
    Open source
  • 53
    Structured with indentation
  • 23
    Free
  • 5
    Gulp
  • 5
    It's not HAML
  • 4
    Really similar to Slim (from Ruby fame)
  • 4
    Difficult For Front End Developers,learn backend
  • 4
    Easy setup
  • 4
    Readable code
  • 4
    Clean syntax
  • 2
    Disdain for angled brackets

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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 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.

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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.
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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
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TypeScript
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