Handlebars.js vs RactiveJS vs TypeScript





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 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.

What is 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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        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 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.
        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.
        A JavaScript library that provides a whole mess of useful functional programming helpers without extending any built-in objects.
        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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          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.


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          Review ofTypeScriptTypeScript

          Typed JavaScript is just fantastic for medium to large size projects. The type system is well thought and compatible with standard JavaScript. Almost any new Javascript-based development should use TypeScript to save time and prevent technical debt over time.

          How developers use Handlebars.js, RactiveJS, and TypeScript
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          NewCraft uses TypeScriptTypeScript

          Typescript has been a win because, in general, it makes codebase maintenance less brittle. It's significantly easier to refactor in TS than JS, which encourages incremental improvements, file re-organizing, etc. Our developers are happier with the overall development experience.

          The downside is that TS sometimes exacerbates problems caused by Node's fragmented ecosystem. Sometimes @types/ don't work, other times types are outdated. This can lead to problems with newly-installed libraries.

          If your project is big enough, I'd say TS is nearly always worth it, but it can make selecting libraries a pain.

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          Matt Welke uses TypeScriptTypeScript

          Used for Node.js personal projects that I think will have a longer lifetime than others, or that are combined with a web front end component like Angular (to share types).

          Generally a poor developer experience. Usage decreasing recently compared to other preferred programming languages/platforms.

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          Marc3842h uses TypeScriptTypeScript

          TypeScript is used in Kuro (https://github.com/Marc3842h/kuro).

          Kuro is the browser facing portion of shiro. Typescript is the language in which the web server and the frontend scripts are written in. They later get compiled down to vanilla JavaScript.

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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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          John Harris uses TypeScriptTypeScript

          Excellent design-time type checking and the ability for the Typescript compiler to attach typing information to metadata at compile time allows for relatively simple type checking at run-time as well.

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          Blood Bot uses TypeScriptTypeScript

          We, our team can sleep comfortable at night know "x is undefined" will not occur in production. It's also really helpful as IDE help in code completion when they know types.

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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.

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          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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          LeVego uses RactiveJSRactiveJS

          Structuring our one page app around the data to templating structure of RactiveJS was an easy way to make the code slick and mantainable

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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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          Mike MacCana uses RactiveJSRactiveJS

          Our whole UI is a series of ractive components!

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