Handlebars.js vs. Mustache vs. RactiveJS



Hacker News, Reddit, Stack Overflow Stats

  • 5
  • 7
  • 0
  • 35
  • 3
  • 1.7K
  • 390
  • 89
  • 424

GitHub Stats

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 RactiveJS?

Ractive was originally created at theguardian.com to produce news applications. Ractive takes your Mustache templates and transforms them into a lightweight representation of the DOM – then when your data changes, it intelligently updates the real DOM.

Want advice about which of these to choose?Ask the StackShare community!

Pros

Why do developers choose Handlebars.js?
Why do you like Handlebars.js?

Why do developers choose Mustache?
Why do you like Mustache?

Why do developers choose RactiveJS?
Why do you like RactiveJS?

Cons

What are the cons of using Handlebars.js?
No Cons submitted yet for Handlebars.js
Downsides of Handlebars.js?

What are the cons of using Mustache?
No Cons submitted yet for Mustache
Downsides of Mustache?

What are the cons of using RactiveJS?
No Cons submitted yet for RactiveJS
Downsides of RactiveJS?

Companies

What companies use Handlebars.js?
752 companies on StackShare use Handlebars.js
What companies use Mustache?
267 companies on StackShare use Mustache
What companies use RactiveJS?
6 companies on StackShare use RactiveJS

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 RactiveJS?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with RactiveJS

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

  • TypeScript - A superset of JavaScript that compiles to clean JavaScript output
  • Pug - Robust, elegant, feature rich template engine for nodejs
  • Jinja2 - Full featured template engine for Python
  • Hogan.js - A compiler for the Mustache templating language

See all alternatives to Handlebars.js



Interest Over Time


Get help choosing one of these