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RactiveJS vs Slim Lang: What are the differences?

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; 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.

RactiveJS and Slim Lang can be primarily classified as "Templating Languages & Extensions" tools.

"Lightweight" is the primary reason why developers consider RactiveJS over the competitors, whereas "Easier to type and maintain than haml" was stated as the key factor in picking Slim Lang.

RactiveJS and Slim Lang are both open source tools. It seems that RactiveJS with 5.67K GitHub stars and 440 forks on GitHub has more adoption than Slim Lang with 4.84K GitHub stars and 473 GitHub forks.

What is RactiveJS?

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.

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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    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.
    TypeScript
    TypeScript is a language for application-scale JavaScript development. It's a typed superset of JavaScript that compiles to 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.
    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.
    Hogan.js
    Hogan.js is a 3.4k JS templating engine developed at Twitter. Use it as a part of your asset packager to compile templates ahead of time or include it in your browser to handle dynamic templates.
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    How developers use RactiveJS and Slim Lang
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    LeVego uses RactiveJSRactiveJS

    Structuring our one page app around the data to templating structure of RactiveJS was an easy way to make the code slick and mantainable

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    Mike MacCana uses RactiveJSRactiveJS

    Our whole UI is a series of ractive components!

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    Startae uses Slim LangSlim Lang

    A lightweight templating engine.

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