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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 935 GitHub stars and 259 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Apache FreeMarker's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Apache FreeMarker?

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

Developers
68 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.
JavaScript
JavaScript is most known as the scripting language for Web pages, but used in many non-browser environments as well such as node.js or Apache CouchDB. It is a prototype-based, multi-paradigm scripting language that is dynamic,and supports object-oriented, imperative, and functional programming styles.
Git
Git is a free and open source distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency.
GitHub
GitHub is the best place to share code with friends, co-workers, classmates, and complete strangers. Over three million people use GitHub to build amazing things together.
Python
Python is a general purpose programming language created by Guido Van Rossum. Python is most praised for its elegant syntax and readable code, if you are just beginning your programming career python suits you best.
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Apache FreeMarker's Followers
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