Handlebars.js vs. Pug



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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.

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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 Handlebars.js?
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What are the cons of using Pug?
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What companies use Handlebars.js?
758 companies on StackShare use Handlebars.js
What companies use Pug?
222 companies on StackShare use Pug
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 Handlebars.js and Pug?

  • TypeScript - A superset of JavaScript that compiles to clean JavaScript output
  • Mustache - Logic-less templates
  • Jinja2 - Full featured template engine for Python
  • Hogan.js - A compiler for the Mustache templating language

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