Handlebars is a close successor to Mustache with the ability to swap out tags where necessary. The only difference is that Handlebars is more focused on helping developers create semantic templates, without involving all the confusion and time consumption. You can easily try out Handlebars yourself (there’s also an option to try Mustache on the same page) and see whether this is the type of templating engine you’re looking for. Last but not least, Handlebars was set up to work flawlessly in any ECMAScript 3 environment. In other words, Handlebars works with Node.js, Chrome, Firefox, Safari and others.Visit
doT.js is small, efficient, fast and lightweight templating engine that supports itself (no dependencies), and works great with Node.js and native browser integration. With full compatibility with Node.js and browsers, you know the performance will be outstanding. Super fast, encoding, whitespace control, compile-time evaluation and custom delimiters are just some of the features of doT.js. For your information, doT.js got inspiration from jQote2 and underscore.js plugins. It is very user-friendly, perfect for both beginner and professional web developers. You can find different examples, installation and other instructions on GitHub for a smooth and seamless integration.Visit
When people say Python is like writing in English, they underestimate the magnitude of that statement when it comes to Pug syntax programming. The Pug template engine (for Node.js) is literally enabling developers to write code that looks like paragraphs straight out of a book. Not only does this improve the overall code productivity, but it can also help to streamline the work on a project that consists of multiple team members. By the way, with the superb Pug, you can also go after crafting WordPress theme but you do need to use a plugin that goes by the name Wordless. How cool does that sound?Visit
Whether you are building a prototype or a full-blown app or project, Webix handles it all without a hassle. It is flexible, extendable, high performing and very user-friendly. Whether you are a beginner or a pro, you will win the game with Webix undoubtedly. There are also different pricing packages available for you to find the one that resonates with your project best a whole lot quicker.Visit
When choosing the right templating engine for our projects, we should consider the type of work we need. As well as how much of the project is actually going to be template and what kind of solution would work out for you individually in both long-term and short-term
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Nunjucks FTW! Most flexible templating engine IMHO.
It is sad that NunJucks from Mozilla is not in the list.
Please let us know why you believe NunJucks should be listed there and we’ll make sure to add it once we do the next update for this article.
Because nunjucks is versatile and fast. Really fast. Is running two different projects using handlebars and nunjucks and the difference is remarkable. ☺️
I love https://github.com/webdevelopers-eu/jquery-template
Above all it is non-destructive – you can have UI apply dataset… and then again re-apply new dataset to the same elements to update just some variables… And it has much more. Recursive data sets etc.
TOP 3 from GitHub and Bower
TOP 3 from NpmJs
Nunjucks is missing
Most of the js template engines are a bit old-fashioned but have a charm on their own. A new player has arrived on the market that makes an use of the new ES6 syntax and is as twice as fast as Pug One of the great things about it is the attempt to mitigate the learning curve of learning new syntax that have scared many developers (like me) away. Have a loot at it here: https://github.com/dondido/express-es6-template-engine
Another vote for express-es6-template-engine – it’s extremely lightweight and blazingly fast. The name is a bit misleading thou. Recently, I’ve switched from express to pure nodejs server and still was able to use it.
I just wanted to write HTML with basic conditionals and template options, but was scared a little by the complexity of a lot of the Express template engines I found, so I made my own 😀
It works with Express out of the box and is super simple
I believe one of the reasons Handlebars is so “popular” on github and npm is that you require a ton of helpers to do even the simplest of tasks. You can’t even do multiple if:s and === conditions around a node without some helpers.
Why Rivets is not listed, I think it is easier and better than all of these complicated libraries
Java is been a old as well as great platform to start career. It seems you have done good research on java.
Thanks for posting
yup, …..and you’re replying to bot
Also a huge Nunjucks fan. At least for my email template rendering.
I personally like the Handlebars and jQuery Templating.
So, you give us 14 templating engines to choose from, but seem to market and tout them all without providing any real or tangible reasons why we would favor one over the other. Pros and cons? Github statistics?? Anything to show in some way which ones are more popular, what disadvantages might exist, or something! Instead the reader is left no better than before, wondering which of these 14 options to pick from. 14 is a lot. Unless your whole goal was just to list the template engine in one place, or drive traffic to your website.
Hey there! I just wrote Eta (https://eta.js.org), a more lightweight and faster alternative to EJS. It’s written in TypeScript, adds plugin support, throws great errors, and supports async templates and partials out-of-the-box. It also works with Express by default.