Handlebars.js vs. Mustache vs. Hamlet

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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 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.

What is Hamlet?

Never touch the DOM by hand again - Hamlet does a great job of transparently keeping your model code in sync with the DOM. So much so that in most cases you never have to access a DOM element by hand. The resulting markup is free of excess attrs, data-attrs, and directives.

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633 companies on StackShare use Handlebars.js
What companies use Mustache?
230 companies on StackShare use Mustache
What companies use Hamlet?
1 companies on StackShare use Hamlet

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1 tools on StackShare integrate with Handlebars.js
What tools integrate with Mustache?
3 tools on StackShare integrate with Mustache
What tools integrate with Hamlet?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Hamlet

What are some alternatives to Handlebars.js, Mustache, and Hamlet?

  • TypeScript - A superset of JavaScript that compiles to clean JavaScript output
  • Pug - Robust, elegant, feature rich template engine for nodejs
  • Jinja2 - Full featured template engine for Python
  • Hogan.js - A compiler for the Mustache templating language

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