Mustache vs Slim Lang vs TypeScript

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Pros of Mustache
Pros of Slim Lang
Pros of TypeScript
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    Dead simple templating
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    Open source
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    Support in lots of languages
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    Easier to type and maintain than haml
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    Very clean and logical
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    Integrates with Rails by installing a single gem
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    Performs better than haml
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    Extensive package support in sublime text 2 and 3
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    Atom package support
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    More intuitive and type safe javascript
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    Type safe
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    JavaScript superset
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    The best AltJS ever
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    Best AltJS for BackEnd
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    Powerful type system, including generics & JS features
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    Nice and seamless hybrid of static and dynamic typing
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    Aligned with ES development for compatibility
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    Compile time errors
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    Structural, rather than nominal, subtyping
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    Starts and ends with JavaScript

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Cons of Mustache
Cons of Slim Lang
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      Not so good editor support
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      Overcomplicated syntax
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      Lots of syntactic corner cases
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      Easy to break nesting when reindenting or copy-pasting
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      Code may look heavy and confusing
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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 Slim Lang?

    Slim is a template language whose goal is to reduce the view syntax to the essential parts without becoming cryptic. It started as an exercise to see how much could be removed from a standard html template (<, >, closing tags, etc...). As more people took an interest in Slim, the functionality grew and so did the flexibility of the syntax.

    What is TypeScript?

    TypeScript is a language for application-scale JavaScript development. It's a typed superset of JavaScript that compiles to plain JavaScript.

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    What are some alternatives to Mustache, Slim Lang, and TypeScript?
    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.
    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.
    Facilitating the separation of presentation (HTML/CSS) from application logic. This implies that PHP code is application logic, and is separated from the presentation
    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.
    Hogan.js is a 3.4k JS templating engine developed at Twitter. Use it as a part of your asset packager to compile templates ahead of time or include it in your browser to handle dynamic templates.
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