Handlebars.js vs Markdown: What are the differences?
What is 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.
What is Markdown? Text-to-HTML conversion tool/syntax for web writers, by John Gruber. Markdown is two things: (1) a plain text formatting syntax; and (2) a software tool, written in Perl, that converts the plain text formatting to HTML.
Handlebars.js can be classified as a tool in the "Templating Languages & Extensions" category, while Markdown is grouped under "Languages".
"Simple" is the top reason why over 102 developers like Handlebars.js, while over 345 developers mention "Easy formatting" as the leading cause for choosing Markdown.
Handlebars.js is an open source tool with 14.6K GitHub stars and 1.87K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Handlebars.js's open source repository on GitHub.
reddit, StackShare, and Asana are some of the popular companies that use Markdown, whereas Handlebars.js is used by Typeform, Starbucks, and OpenTable. Markdown has a broader approval, being mentioned in 756 company stacks & 718 developers stacks; compared to Handlebars.js, which is listed in 643 company stacks and 175 developer stacks.
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