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Pug vs Slim Lang: What are the differences?

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.

What is Slim Lang? Template language whose goal is reduce the syntax to the essential parts without becoming cryptic. Slim is a template language whose goal is to reduce the view syntax to the essential parts without becoming cryptic. It started as an exercise to see how much could be removed from a standard html template (<, >, closing tags, etc...). As more people took an interest in Slim, the functionality grew and so did the flexibility of the syntax.

Pug and Slim Lang can be categorized as "Templating Languages & Extensions" tools.

"Elegant html" is the top reason why over 118 developers like Pug, while over 10 developers mention "Easier to type and maintain than haml" as the leading cause for choosing Slim Lang.

Pug and Slim Lang are both open source tools. It seems that Pug with 18.3K GitHub stars and 1.9K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Slim Lang with 4.83K GitHub stars and 472 GitHub forks.

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Pros of Pug
Pros of Slim Lang
  • 131
    Elegant html
  • 87
    Great with nodejs
  • 55
    Very short syntax
  • 54
    Open source
  • 51
    Structured with indentation
  • 22
    Free
  • 4
    Gulp
  • 4
    It's not HAML
  • 3
    Really similar to Slim (from Ruby fame)
  • 3
    Easy setup
  • 3
    Difficult For Front End Developers,learn backend
  • 2
    Readable code
  • 2
    Clean syntax
  • 1
    Disdain for angled brackets
  • 13
    Easier to type and maintain than haml
  • 12
    Very clean and logical
  • 9
    Integrates with Rails by installing a single gem
  • 8
    Performs better than haml
  • 4
    Concise
  • 3
    Extensive package support in sublime text 2 and 3
  • 1
    Atom package support

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Cons of Pug
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    • 2
      Not so good editor support
    • 1
      Overcomplicated syntax
    • 1
      Lots of syntactic corner cases
    • 1
      Easy to break nesting when reindenting or copy-pasting

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    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.

    What is Slim Lang?

    Slim is a template language whose goal is to reduce the view syntax to the essential parts without becoming cryptic. It started as an exercise to see how much could be removed from a standard html template (<, >, closing tags, etc...). As more people took an interest in Slim, the functionality grew and so did the flexibility of the syntax.

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    What are some alternatives to Pug and Slim Lang?
    EJS
    It is a simple templating language that lets you generate HTML markup with plain JavaScript. No religiousness about how to organize things. No reinvention of iteration and control-flow. It's just plain JavaScript.
    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.
    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.
    TypeScript
    TypeScript is a language for application-scale JavaScript development. It's a typed superset of JavaScript that compiles to plain JavaScript.
    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.
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