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Handlebars.js vs Laravel: What are the differences?

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; Laravel: A PHP Framework For Web Artisans. Laravel is a web application framework with expressive, elegant syntax. We believe development must be an enjoyable, creative experience to be truly fulfilling. Laravel attempts to take the pain out of development by easing common tasks used in the majority of web projects, such as authentication, routing, sessions, and caching.

Handlebars.js belongs to "Templating Languages & Extensions" category of the tech stack, while Laravel can be primarily classified under "Frameworks (Full Stack)".

"Simple" is the top reason why over 102 developers like Handlebars.js, while over 416 developers mention "Clean architecture" as the leading cause for choosing Laravel.

Handlebars.js and Laravel are both open source tools. Laravel with 53K GitHub stars and 16.2K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Handlebars.js with 14.5K GitHub stars and 1.86K GitHub forks.

PedidosYa, Sellsuki, and Webedia are some of the popular companies that use Laravel, whereas Handlebars.js is used by Starbucks, Hulu, and WebbyLab. Laravel has a broader approval, being mentioned in 817 company stacks & 753 developers stacks; compared to Handlebars.js, which is listed in 642 company stacks and 173 developer stacks.

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 Laravel?

It is a web application framework with expressive, elegant syntax. It attempts to take the pain out of development by easing common tasks used in the majority of web projects, such as authentication, routing, sessions, and caching.
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    What are some alternatives to Handlebars.js and Laravel?
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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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    Reviews of Handlebars.js and Laravel
    Review ofLaravelLaravel

    I moved from .NET and Rails to Laravel, and since then never thought to go back. I feel Laravel framework has the capability to overcome all modern frameworks.

    At Soft Pyramid we are developing rich business applications using Laravel Framework, and never feel any limitation even for complex reporting.We have written REST apis, complex ERP solutions and found awsome in all areas.

    Review ofHandlebars.jsHandlebars.js

    Its easy to link handlebars with SailsJS.

    I have created a generator for it. Read through the README. Steps:-

    Install the npm package. Generate the templates using suggested command in README. Update the config/views.js file as suggested. Thats it, It works.

    https://github.com/bhaskarmelkani/sails-generate-views-hbs

    How developers use Handlebars.js and Laravel
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    BrightMachine uses LaravelLaravel

    The best PHP framework right now, intuitive and growing up quickly.

    We use Laravel in the outer layer of our Clean Architecture codebases, whereby the domain model does not rely on the framework as a whole.

    Avatar of Kent Steiner
    Kent Steiner uses Handlebars.jsHandlebars.js

    Handlebars for me has taken a back seat since my full embrace of React, but previous to React it (along with its predecessor mustache) I used it heavily, both server and client side, in multiple languages.

    Avatar of Kent Steiner
    Kent Steiner uses LaravelLaravel

    See "PHP", I don't really choose to use it, but I can step in and operate in Laravel when necessary. Same goes for quite a few other PHP frameworks, including my own full-featured proprietary stack.

    Avatar of Nicholas Alexander
    Nicholas Alexander uses LaravelLaravel

    An excellent PHP framework employing SOLID principles to rapidly develop web-site systems and connect them to databases. Custom development of admin screens for website management.

    Avatar of Doug Bromley
    Doug Bromley uses LaravelLaravel

    A clean, easy to understand, well documented framework with excellent tools and a great community providing every imaginable extension to add functionality to your project.

    Avatar of Jake Taylor
    Jake Taylor uses LaravelLaravel

    Laravel is the PHP framework we use. It speeds up development and simplifies a lot of PHP. Complicated at first but saves time once you're comfortable with it.

    Avatar of Promethean TV
    Promethean TV uses Handlebars.jsHandlebars.js

    The Handlebars templating engine is used by the Promethean TV Broadcast Center Tool to deliver dynamically generated html content from our web servers.

    Avatar of Jonathan Fries
    Jonathan Fries uses Handlebars.jsHandlebars.js

    Also used by ghost. Extensive editing of templates to keep my theme running and change what the theme does when I run into limitations.

    Avatar of Trading Log
    Trading Log uses Handlebars.jsHandlebars.js

    Our template engine! We combined hb with a powerful cache system we built on top of it.

    Avatar of Tarun Singh
    Tarun Singh uses Handlebars.jsHandlebars.js

    Used Handlebars to decouple the html from javascript, hence makes it more manageable.

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