Handlebars.js vs. Mustache vs. Slim Lang

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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 Slim Lang?

Slim is a template language whose goal is to reduce the view syntax to the essential parts without becoming cryptic. It started as an exercise to see how much could be removed from a standard html template (<, >, closing tags, etc...). As more people took an interest in Slim, the functionality grew and so did the flexibility of the syntax.

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Cons

What are the cons of using Handlebars.js?
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Companies

What companies use Handlebars.js?
629 companies on StackShare use Handlebars.js
What companies use Mustache?
228 companies on StackShare use Mustache
What companies use Slim Lang?
13 companies on StackShare use Slim Lang

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

  • 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



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