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Handlebars is described as 'JavaScript template library that is, more or less, based on mustache . Handlebars adds user defined block expressions and helpers to the standard Mustache template syntax' and is an app in the development category. There are nine alternatives to Handlebars for a variety of platforms, including Online / Web-based, Mac, Windows, Linux and JavaScript. The best alternative is Pug, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Handlebars are Underscore.js, Interpose.js, EJS and mustache.

This page was last updated Dec 15, 2020
  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • Online

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  1. Pug

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted

    Pug, formerly Jade, is a high performance template engine heavily influenced by Haml and implemented with JavaScript for Node.js and browsers.

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  2. Underscore.js

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online

    Underscore is a utility-belt library for JavaScript that provides a lot of the functional programming support that you would expect in Prototype.js (or Ruby), but without extending any of the built-in JavaScript objects.

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    Underscore is a lot more than just a templating engine.

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  3. Interpose.js

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online
    • JavaScript
    • Node.JS

    Interpose.js is a tiny, fast and flexible JavaScript templating engine that uses native JavaScript as its expression language, and configurable expression delimiters.

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  4. EJS

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    What is the "E" for? "Embedded?" Could be. How about "Effective," "Elegant," or just "Easy"? EJS is a simple templating language that lets you generate HTML markup with plain JavaScript.

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  5. mustache

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online

    Mustache is a simple web template system with implementations available for ActionScript, C++, Clojure, CoffeeScript, ColdFusion, D, Erlang, Fantom, Go, Java, JavaScript, Lua, .NET, Objective-C, Pharo, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, Scala and XQuery.

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  6. jquery-template

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • jQuery

    A template plugin for jQuery. Allows templating without cluttering JavaScript code with markup. Simple, Concise yet powerful.

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  7. Eta JS

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • JavaScript
    • GitHub
    • Node.JS
    • npm

    Eta is a lightweight, embedded, pluggable, and super-fast JS template engine.

  8. Dust.js

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online

    Javascript templating engine. It inherits its look from the ctemplate family of languages, and is designed to run asynchronously on both the server and the browser.

  9. slm

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Slim, Jade like template engine for node.

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