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Nunjucks vs Pug: What are the differences?

What is Nunjucks? A templating language for JavaScript. Rich Powerful language with block inheritance, autoescaping, macros, asynchronous control, and more. Heavily inspired by jinja2. It supports all modern browsers.

What is Pug? Robust, elegant, feature rich template engine for nodejs. 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.

Nunjucks and Pug belong to "Templating Languages & Extensions" category of the tech stack.

Nunjucks and Pug are both open source tools. It seems that Pug with 18.5K GitHub stars and 1.9K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Nunjucks with 6.18K GitHub stars and 544 GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, Pug has a broader approval, being mentioned in 230 company stacks & 608 developers stacks; compared to Nunjucks, which is listed in 6 company stacks and 4 developer stacks.

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    Easy sintaxis like JS
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    Supported by Mozilla
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    Elegant html
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    Great with nodejs
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    Very short syntax
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    Open source
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    Structured with indentation
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    Free
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    Gulp
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    It's not HAML
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    Really similar to Slim (from Ruby fame)
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    Easy setup
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    Difficult For Front End Developers,learn backend
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    Readable code
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    Clean syntax
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    Disdain for angled brackets

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What is Nunjucks?

Rich Powerful language with block inheritance, autoescaping, macros, asynchronous control, and more. Heavily inspired by jinja2. It supports all modern browsers.

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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Twig
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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.
EJS
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React
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