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What is Apache FreeMarker?

It is a "template engine"; a generic tool to generate text output (anything from HTML to auto generated source code) based on templates. It's a Java package, a class library for Java programmers.
Apache FreeMarker is a tool in the Java Tools category of a tech stack.
Apache FreeMarker is an open source tool with 709 GitHub stars and 210 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Apache FreeMarker's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Apache FreeMarker?

Companies
42 companies reportedly use Apache FreeMarker in their tech stacks, including CarGurus, Betfair, and Sodep.

Developers
30 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Apache FreeMarker.

Apache FreeMarker Integrations

Java, IntelliJ IDEA, Vim, Eclipse, and Emacs are some of the popular tools that integrate with Apache FreeMarker. Here's a list of all 7 tools that integrate with Apache FreeMarker.
Decisions about Apache FreeMarker

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Apache FreeMarker in their tech stack.

Остап Комплікевич

I need some advice to choose an engine for generation web pages from the Spring Boot app. Which technology is the best solution today? 1) JSP + JSTL 2) Apache FreeMarker 3) Thymeleaf Or you can suggest even other perspective tools. I am using Spring Boot, Spring Web, Spring Data, Spring Security, PostgreSQL, Apache Tomcat in my project. I have already tried to generate pages using jsp, jstl, and it went well. However, I had huge problems via carrying already created static pages, to jsp format, because of syntax. Thanks.

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Apache FreeMarker's Features

  • Powerful template language
  • Multipurpose and lightweight
  • Internationalization/localization-aware
  • XML processing capabilities
  • Versatile data-model

Apache FreeMarker Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Apache FreeMarker?
Thymeleaf
It is a modern server-side Java template engine for both web and standalone environments. It is aimed at creating elegant web code while adding powerful features and retaining prototyping abilities.
Java 8
It is a revolutionary release of the world’s no 1 development platform. It includes a huge upgrade to the Java programming model and a coordinated evolution of the JVM, Java language, and libraries. Java 8 includes features for productivity, ease of use, improved polyglot programming, security and improved performance.
guava
The Guava project contains several of Google's core libraries that we rely on in our Java-based projects: collections, caching, primitives support, concurrency libraries, common annotations, string processing, I/O, and so forth.
RxJava
A library for composing asynchronous and event-based programs by using observable sequences for the Java VM.
Quarkus
It tailors your application for GraalVM and HotSpot. Amazingly fast boot time, incredibly low RSS memory (not just heap size!) offering near instant scale up and high density memory utilization in container orchestration platforms like Kubernetes. We use a technique we call compile time boot.
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Apache FreeMarker's Followers
58 developers follow Apache FreeMarker to keep up with related blogs and decisions.