Handlebars.js vs Mustache: 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; Mustache: Logic-less templates. 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.
Handlebars.js and Mustache belong to "Templating Languages & Extensions" category of the tech stack.
"Simple" is the top reason why over 102 developers like Handlebars.js, while over 29 developers mention "Dead simple templating" as the leading cause for choosing Mustache.
Handlebars.js and Mustache are both open source tools. Handlebars.js with 14.5K GitHub stars and 1.86K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Mustache with 13.1K GitHub stars and 2.3K GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, Handlebars.js has a broader approval, being mentioned in 642 company stacks & 173 developers stacks; compared to Mustache, which is listed in 231 company stacks and 18 developer stacks.
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