Need advice about which tool to choose?Ask the StackShare community!

Handlebars.js

5.8K
2.3K
+ 1
310
Hogan.js

312
45
+ 1
3
Mustache

1.5K
348
+ 1
50
Advice on Handlebars.js, Hogan.js, and Mustache
Asad Gilani
Software Engineer at Lisec Automation · | 5 upvotes · 78.8K views
Needs advice
on
Liquid
and
Handlebars.js

@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

See more
Replies (1)
Josh Lind
Recommends
Handlebars.js

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 some would say-- outdated.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.

See more
Get Advice from developers at your company using Private StackShare. Sign up for Private StackShare.
Learn More
Pros of Handlebars.js
Pros of Hogan.js
Pros of Mustache
  • 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
  • 0
    W
  • 3
    Lightweight
  • 29
    Dead simple templating
  • 12
    Open source
  • 8
    Small
  • 1
    Support in lots of languages

Sign up to add or upvote prosMake informed product decisions

Sign up to add or upvote consMake informed product decisions

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 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.

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.

Need advice about which tool to choose?Ask the StackShare community!

What companies use Handlebars.js?
What companies use Hogan.js?
What companies use Mustache?

Sign up to get full access to all the companiesMake informed product decisions

What tools integrate with Handlebars.js?
What tools integrate with Hogan.js?
What tools integrate with Mustache?

Blog Posts

What are some alternatives to Handlebars.js, Hogan.js, and Mustache?
AngularJS
AngularJS lets you write client-side web applications as if you had a smarter browser. It lets you use good old HTML (or HAML, Jade and friends!) as your template language and lets you extend HTML’s syntax to express your application’s components clearly and succinctly. It automatically synchronizes data from your UI (view) with your JavaScript objects (model) through 2-way data binding.
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.
Underscore
A JavaScript library that provides a whole mess of useful functional programming helpers without extending any built-in objects.
doT.js
It is a fastest and concise javascript template engine for Node.js and browsers. It was created in search of the fastest and concise JavaScript templating function with emphasis on performance under V8 and Node.js. It shows great performance for both Node.js and browsers.
Vue.js
It is a library for building interactive web interfaces. It provides data-reactive components with a simple and flexible API.
See all alternatives