Pug vs Slim Lang vs TypeScript

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Pros of Pug
Pros of Slim Lang
Pros of TypeScript
  • 133
    Elegant html
  • 88
    Great with nodejs
  • 56
    Very short syntax
  • 55
    Open source
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    Structured with indentation
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    Clean syntax
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    It's not HAML
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    Really similar to Slim (from Ruby fame)
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    Easy setup
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    Readable code
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    Difficult For Front End Developers,learn backend
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    Disdain for angled brackets
  • 13
    Easier to type and maintain than haml
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    Very clean and logical
  • 9
    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
  • 163
    More intuitive and type safe javascript
  • 97
    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 Pug
Cons of Slim Lang
Cons of TypeScript
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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 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.

    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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    Jun 19 2015 at 6:37AM


    What are some alternatives to Pug, Slim Lang, and TypeScript?
    It is a simple templating language that lets you generate HTML markup with plain JavaScript. No religiousness about how to organize things. No reinvention of iteration and control-flow. It's just plain JavaScript.
    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.
    Lots of people use React as the V in MVC. Since React makes no assumptions about the rest of your technology stack, it's easy to try it out on a small feature in an existing project.
    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.
    Facilitating the separation of presentation (HTML/CSS) from application logic. This implies that PHP code is application logic, and is separated from the presentation
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