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Handlebars.js vs Smarty: What are the differences?

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; Smarty: Template engine for PHP. Facilitating the separation of presentation (HTML/CSS) from application logic. This implies that PHP code is application logic, and is separated from the presentation.

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

Handlebars.js is an open source tool with 14.7K GitHub stars and 1.88K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Handlebars.js's open source repository on GitHub.

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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 Smarty?

Facilitating the separation of presentation (HTML/CSS) from application logic. This implies that PHP code is application logic, and is separated from the presentation
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          What are some alternatives to Handlebars.js and Smarty?
          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 Smarty
          Avatar of Kent Steiner
          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.

          Avatar of Promethean TV
          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.

          Avatar of Trading Log
          Trading Log uses Handlebars.jsHandlebars.js

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

          Avatar of Tarun Singh
          Tarun Singh uses Handlebars.jsHandlebars.js

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

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