Mustache vs Liquid: What are the differences?
What is Mustache? Logic-less templates. Mustache is a logic-less template syntax. It can be used for HTML, config files, source code - anything. It works by expanding tags in a template using values provided in a hash or object. We call it "logic-less" because there are no if statements, else clauses, or for loops. Instead there are only tags. Some tags are replaced with a value, some nothing, and others a series of values.
What is 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.
Mustache and Liquid belong to "Templating Languages & Extensions" category of the tech stack.
Mustache and Liquid are both open source tools. Mustache with 13.3K GitHub stars and 2.32K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Liquid with 7.36K GitHub stars and 958 GitHub forks.
Twitter, LinkedIn, and Trello are some of the popular companies that use Mustache, whereas Liquid is used by Axel Springer, DigitalGlobe, and SumOfUs. Mustache has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1264 company stacks & 144 developers stacks; compared to Liquid, which is listed in 30 company stacks and 4 developer stacks.