Bristle template: when you don’t have time to do your Moustache

Usually I generate my pages with Velocity. Recently I had a project where even implementing Velocity was not worth the time. I tried both MessageFormatter and StringTemplates and both had problems with some portion of HTML/Javascript markup.

So I did what we, engineers always do in this situation: run your own. Good news, it took just over an hour and I ended with a single very small file. It  can only variable substitution but that was enough for me. Here it is:

http://codebistro.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/misc/src/main/java/org/codebistro/util/BristleTemplate.java

The best part: it has no dependencies so you can just copy file into your project and template away.

Of course you can Maven just as well:

    <repositories>
        ...
        <repository>
            <id>codebistro-open</id>
            <name>codebistro-open repo</name>
            <layout>default</layout>
            <url>http://codebistro.googlecode.com/svn/repo/</url>
        </repository>
        ...
    </repositories>
    ...
    <dependencies>
        ...
        <dependency>
            <groupId>org.codebistro.util</groupId>
            <artifactId>misc</artifactId>
            <version>1.0-SNAPSHOT</version>
        </dependency>
     <dependencies>

Microframeworks are popular these days. This thing doesn’t even qualify to be called micro- or even nano- but I got a feeling I am going to use Bristle template in the future…

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