What is Smarty?
Facilitating the separation of presentation (HTML/CSS) from application logic. This implies that PHP code is application logic, and is separated from the presentation
Smarty is a tool in the Templating Languages & Extensions category of a tech stack.
Who uses Smarty?
202 companies reportedly use Smarty in their tech stacks, including Target, Ecwid, and Yext.
70 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Smarty.
Smarty Alternatives & Comparisons
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