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Mustache vs RactiveJS: 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 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.

Mustache and RactiveJS belong to "Templating Languages & Extensions" category of the tech stack.

"Dead simple templating" is the primary reason why developers consider Mustache over the competitors, whereas "Lightweight" was stated as the key factor in picking RactiveJS.

Mustache and RactiveJS are both open source tools. It seems that Mustache with 13.2K GitHub stars and 2.3K forks on GitHub has more adoption than RactiveJS with 5.67K GitHub stars and 440 GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, Mustache has a broader approval, being mentioned in 231 company stacks & 18 developers stacks; compared to RactiveJS, which is listed in 5 company stacks and 8 developer stacks.

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Pros of Mustache
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    Dead simple templating
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    Open source
  • 8
    Small
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    Support in lots of languages
  • 8
    Lightweight
  • 5
    Virtual Dom
  • 4
    Easy one page app templating of data
  • 2
    Data-binding
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    Components

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What is Mustache?

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 RactiveJS?

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.

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What tools integrate with Mustache?
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What are some alternatives to Mustache and RactiveJS?
Handlebars.js
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.
TypeScript
TypeScript is a language for application-scale JavaScript development. It's a typed superset of JavaScript that compiles to plain JavaScript.
Pug
This project was formerly known as "Jade." Pug is a high performance template engine heavily influenced by Haml and implemented with JavaScript for Node.js and browsers.
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
Jinja
It is a full featured template engine for Python. It has full unicode support, an optional integrated sandboxed execution environment, widely used and BSD licensed.
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