Mustache vs RactiveJS: What are the differences?
What is Mustache? Logic-less templates. 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.
What is RactiveJS? Next-generation DOM manipulation. 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.
Mustache and RactiveJS belong to "Templating Languages & Extensions" category of the tech stack.
"Dead simple templating" is the primary reason why developers consider Mustache over the competitors, whereas "Lightweight" was stated as the key factor in picking RactiveJS.
Mustache and RactiveJS are both open source tools. It seems that Mustache with 13.2K GitHub stars and 2.3K forks on GitHub has more adoption than RactiveJS with 5.67K GitHub stars and 440 GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, Mustache has a broader approval, being mentioned in 231 company stacks & 18 developers stacks; compared to RactiveJS, which is listed in 5 company stacks and 8 developer stacks.
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We use Mustache, a logic-less templating language, to represent our models as HTML. While ‘harnessing the full power of [INSERT YOUR FAVORITE LANGUAGE HERE] in your templates’ sounds like a good idea, it seems that in practice it requires a lot of developer discipline to maintain comprehensible code. We’ve been very happy with the ‘less is more’ approach of Mustache, which allows us to re-use template code without encouraging us to mingle it with our client logic and make a mess of things.
Mustache is a simple logicless template language.
It is lightweight, and currently suits my templating needs.
I use it, in lieu of things like React SSR etc.
Structuring our one page app around the data to templating structure of RactiveJS was an easy way to make the code slick and mantainable
We use Mustache to allow us to create easy and reusable templates on our sites.