Mustache vs. Handlebars.js vs. Pug

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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 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 Pug?

This project was formerly known as "Jade." Pug is a high performance template engine heavily influenced by Haml and implemented with JavaScript for Node.js and browsers.
Why do developers choose Mustache?
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Why do developers choose Handlebars.js?
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Why do developers choose Pug?
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What are the cons of using Mustache?
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What are the cons of using Handlebars.js?
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What are the cons of using Pug?
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What companies use Mustache?
271 companies on StackShare use Mustache
What companies use Handlebars.js?
761 companies on StackShare use Handlebars.js
What companies use Pug?
223 companies on StackShare use Pug
What tools integrate with Mustache?
3 tools on StackShare integrate with Mustache
What tools integrate with Handlebars.js?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Handlebars.js
What tools integrate with Pug?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Pug

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

  • TypeScript - A superset of JavaScript that compiles to clean JavaScript output
  • Jinja2 - Full featured template engine for Python
  • Hogan.js - A compiler for the Mustache templating language
  • Flow Type - Flow is a static type checker for Javascript (by Facebook)

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