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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 Twig? A flexible, fast, and secure template engine. It is a modern template engine for PHP. It is flexible, fast, and secure. Its syntax originates from Jinja and Django templates.

Handlebars.js and Twig belong to "Templating Languages & Extensions" category of the tech stack.

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.

Typeform, Starbucks, and OpenTable are some of the popular companies that use Handlebars.js, whereas Twig is used by Namshi, Clippings, and CDU Neuss. Handlebars.js has a broader approval, being mentioned in 766 company stacks & 1074 developers stacks; compared to Twig, which is listed in 17 company stacks and 10 developer stacks.

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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 Twig?

It is a modern template engine for PHP. It is flexible, fast, and secure. Its syntax originates from Jinja and Django templates.
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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 Twig
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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.

        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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