Handlebars.js vs RactiveJS: What are the differences?
What is 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.
What is RactiveJS? Next-generation DOM manipulation. Ractive was originally created at theguardian.com to produce news applications. Ractive takes your Mustache templates and transforms them into a lightweight representation of the DOM – then when your data changes, it intelligently updates the real DOM.
Handlebars.js and RactiveJS can be primarily classified as "Templating Languages & Extensions" tools.
"Simple" is the top reason why over 102 developers like Handlebars.js, while over 6 developers mention "Lightweight" as the leading cause for choosing RactiveJS.
Handlebars.js and RactiveJS are both open source tools. It seems that Handlebars.js with 14.6K GitHub stars and 1.87K forks on GitHub has more adoption than RactiveJS with 5.67K GitHub stars and 440 GitHub forks.
Hulu, DuckDuckGo, and Intel are some of the popular companies that use Handlebars.js, whereas RactiveJS is used by Teleport, LeVego, and Record Bird. Handlebars.js has a broader approval, being mentioned in 643 company stacks & 175 developers stacks; compared to RactiveJS, which is listed in 5 company stacks and 8 developer stacks.
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