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Handlebars.js vs Liquid: What are the differences?

Handlebars.js: Minimal Templating on Steroids. Handlebars.js is an extension to the Mustache templating language created by Chris Wanstrath. Handlebars.js and Mustache are both logicless templating languages that keep the view and the code separated like we all know they should be; Liquid: Open-source template language written in Ruby. It is an open-source template language written in Ruby. It is the backbone of Shopify themes and is used to load dynamic content on storefronts. It is safe, customer facing template language for flexible web apps.

Handlebars.js and Liquid can be primarily classified as "Templating Languages & Extensions" tools.

Handlebars.js and Liquid are both open source tools. It seems that Handlebars.js with 14.7K GitHub stars and 1.88K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Liquid with 7.36K GitHub stars and 958 GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, Handlebars.js has a broader approval, being mentioned in 3104 company stacks & 1086 developers stacks; compared to Liquid, which is listed in 30 company stacks and 4 developer stacks.

Advice on Handlebars.js and Liquid
Asad Gilani
Software Engineer at Lisec Automation | 5 upvotes 路 63K views
Needs advice

@All: I am searching for the best template engine for .NET. I started looking into several template engines, including the Dotliquid, Handlebars.js, Scriban, and Razorlight. I found handlebar a bit difficult to use when using the loops and condition because you need to register for helper first. DotLiquid and Scriban were easy to use and in Razorlight I did not find the example for loops.

Can you please suggest which template engine is best suited for the use of conditional/list and looping and why? Or if anybody could provide me a resource or link where I can compare which is best?

Thanks In Advance

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Josh Lind

I like Handlebars, it's very mature... some would say-- outdated.

Handlebars loops are done via {{#each myList}}. Read the docs!

Remember, don't put logic in your templates! Keep this layer simple. Sorry to hear you have to use dotNet.

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