Handlebars.js vs Nunjucks: What are the differences?
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.
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.
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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.
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.
The Handlebars templating engine is used by the Promethean TV Broadcast Center Tool to deliver dynamically generated html content from our web servers.
Also used by ghost. Extensive editing of templates to keep my theme running and change what the theme does when I run into limitations.
Our template engine! We combined hb with a powerful cache system we built on top of it.