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Pug vs Smarty: 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 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.

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

Pug is an open source tool with 18.5K GitHub stars and 1.9K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Pug's open source repository on GitHub.

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Pros of Pug
Pros of Smarty
  • 136
    Elegant html
  • 89
    Great with nodejs
  • 58
    Very short syntax
  • 57
    Open source
  • 53
    Structured with indentation
  • 23
    Free
  • 5
    It's not HAML
  • 5
    Really similar to Slim (from Ruby fame)
  • 5
    Gulp
  • 4
    Clean syntax
  • 4
    Readable code
  • 4
    Easy setup
  • 4
    Difficult For Front End Developers,learn backend
  • 3
    Disdain for angled brackets
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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 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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