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Description

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 Jinja2?

Jinja2 is a full featured template engine for Python. It has full unicode support, an optional integrated sandboxed execution environment, widely used and BSD licensed.

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Cons

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Companies

What companies use Handlebars.js?
633 companies on StackShare use Handlebars.js
What companies use Mustache?
229 companies on StackShare use Mustache
What companies use Jinja2?
15 companies on StackShare use Jinja2

Integrations

What tools integrate with Handlebars.js?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Handlebars.js
What tools integrate with Mustache?
3 tools on StackShare integrate with Mustache
What tools integrate with Jinja2?
3 tools on StackShare integrate with Jinja2

What are some alternatives to Handlebars.js, Mustache, and Jinja2?

  • TypeScript - A superset of JavaScript that compiles to clean JavaScript output
  • Pug - Robust, elegant, feature rich template engine for nodejs
  • Hogan.js - A compiler for the Mustache templating language
  • Slim Lang - Template language whose goal is reduce the syntax to the essential parts without becoming cryptic

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