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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 Nunjucks? A templating language for JavaScript. Rich Powerful language with block inheritance, autoescaping, macros, asynchronous control, and more. Heavily inspired by jinja2. It supports all modern browsers.

Handlebars.js and Nunjucks can be categorized as "Templating Languages & Extensions" tools.

Handlebars.js and Nunjucks are both open source tools. Handlebars.js with 14.7K GitHub stars and 1.88K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Nunjucks with 6.18K GitHub stars and 544 GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, Handlebars.js has a broader approval, being mentioned in 766 company stacks & 1074 developers stacks; compared to Nunjucks, which is listed in 6 company stacks and 4 developer stacks.

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 Nunjucks?

Rich Powerful language with block inheritance, autoescaping, macros, asynchronous control, and more. Heavily inspired by jinja2. It supports all modern browsers.
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        AngularJS
        AngularJS lets you write client-side web applications as if you had a smarter browser. It lets you use good old HTML (or HAML, Jade and friends!) as your template language and lets you extend HTML’s syntax to express your application’s components clearly and succinctly. It automatically synchronizes data from your UI (view) with your JavaScript objects (model) through 2-way data binding.
        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.
        React
        Lots of people use React as the V in MVC. Since React makes no assumptions about the rest of your technology stack, it's easy to try it out on a small feature in an existing project.
        Underscore
        A JavaScript library that provides a whole mess of useful functional programming helpers without extending any built-in objects.
        TypeScript
        TypeScript is a language for application-scale JavaScript development. It's a typed superset of JavaScript that compiles to plain JavaScript.
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        Review ofHandlebars.jsHandlebars.js

        Its easy to link handlebars with SailsJS.

        I have created a generator for it. Read through the README. Steps:-

        Install the npm package. Generate the templates using suggested command in README. Update the config/views.js file as suggested. Thats it, It works.

        https://github.com/bhaskarmelkani/sails-generate-views-hbs

        How developers use Handlebars.js and Nunjucks
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        Kent Steiner uses Handlebars.jsHandlebars.js

        Handlebars for me has taken a back seat since my full embrace of React, but previous to React it (along with its predecessor mustache) I used it heavily, both server and client side, in multiple languages.

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        Promethean TV uses Handlebars.jsHandlebars.js

        The Handlebars templating engine is used by the Promethean TV Broadcast Center Tool to deliver dynamically generated html content from our web servers.

        Avatar of Jonathan Fries
        Jonathan Fries uses Handlebars.jsHandlebars.js

        Also used by ghost. Extensive editing of templates to keep my theme running and change what the theme does when I run into limitations.

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        Trading Log uses Handlebars.jsHandlebars.js

        Our template engine! We combined hb with a powerful cache system we built on top of it.

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        Tarun Singh uses Handlebars.jsHandlebars.js

        Used Handlebars to decouple the html from javascript, hence makes it more manageable.

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