String_template

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String_template

A template engine for Rails, focusing on speed, using Ruby's String interpolation syntax

Overview

The StringTemplate is a template engine for Ruby on Rails that leverages Ruby's powerful interpolation mechanism. It provides a faster way to compose strings and is designed to be familiar to Ruby programmers. However, it is recommended to use StringTemplate only for performance hotspots and not as a general-purpose template engine due to potential complexity and security concerns.

Features

  • Fastest Template Engine: StringTemplate is designed to be the fastest way to compose a string in Rails.
  • Ruby Interpolation Syntax: The syntax of StringTemplate is based on Ruby's string interpolation mechanism, making it familiar to all Ruby programmers.
  • Action View Integration: StringTemplate allows you to use Action View features, providing additional functionality for your templates.
  • Explicit Security Handling: Unlike some other template engines, StringTemplate does not automatically html escape strings. You need to explicitly call h() to escape possibly HTML unsafe strings for security reasons.

Installation

To install StringTemplate, add the following line to your Rails application's Gemfile:

gem 'string_template'

Then run the bundle command.

Summary

StringTemplate is a fast template engine for Ruby on Rails that leverages Ruby's interpolation mechanism. It provides a familiar syntax for Ruby programmers and allows integration with Action View features. However, it is recommended to use StringTemplate only for performance hotspots and not as a general-purpose template engine.

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Ruby on Rails

Ruby on Rails, often referred to as Rails, is an open-source web application framework written in Ruby. Known for its convention over configuration and don't repeat yourself (DRY) principles, Rails simplifies and accelerates the development of database-backed web applications.

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Templates & Themes

A template or theme refers to a pre-designed layout or structure that provides a basic framework for building a specific type of application or website. It typically includes good design, placeholder content and functional features, allowing developers to customize and fill in the details according to their specific needs.