Home » Web Development

ClearSilver – A fairly impressive templating system

Submitted by on September 25, 2004 – 11:37 am 140 views No Comment

Last week I stumbled upon a gem of a templating system. I accidently discovered ClearSilver as I was in the middle of developing a prototype web interface for a project at work. For years I’ve been looking for a C API that allows me to completely seperate my HTML content from my source code. Admittedly, I haven’t looked *that* much since I rarely do web application development in C these days.

As far as templating systems and frameworks go, ClearSilver has many similar qualities to PHP, ASP, JSP, and a slew of home-brewed solutions (ala Template::Toolkit, etc). The interesting thing about ClearSilver is that it is sort of language agnostic, in the sense that there are hooks for Perl, C, Java, Ruby, and a few others. I managed to port my project in C within a couple hours, and am interested to experiment with some other languages. Admittedly, the documentation and samples were a little sparse, but I managed to put a simple parsing engine in place relatively quickly. So far, I’m pretty impressed with this project and will post more details as I experiment more in the future.

Post to Twitter Post to Delicious

Leave a comment!

Add your comment below, or trackback from your own site. You can also subscribe to these comments via RSS.

Be nice. Keep it clean. Stay on topic. No spam.

You can use these tags:
<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

This is a Gravatar-enabled weblog. To get your own globally-recognized-avatar, please register at Gravatar.