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The structure is entirely determined by the indentation. That means that indentation errors will ruin the end result, often without an easy way to find the error. Indentation errors are easily introduced by copy-pasting, by rearranging code and by working in a team where not everyone uses the same indentation style. (E.g tabs vs. spaces.) See More
I've combined this with Stylus and CoffeeScript for a Pythonic experience: Clean, clear, and efficient. See More
Cees Timmerman's Experience
While it's true that Slim is a microframework, it's still too minimal. When used for throwaway projects or simple prototypes, it's perfect. But in the long run, it becomes less and less useful and you end up in implementing a full custom framework in trying to tackle all the missing features. See More
HTTP Streaming is a technique that keeps a connection between the web server and the web client constantly open. When the server has new information, it's immediately pushed to the client. This technique is used to considerably increase loading times, because using HTTP Streaming the web app can start rendering parts of the view that do not require any complicated calculations (for example CSS files) immediately. But to use HTTP Streaming in a Ruby app you need a template engine that supports it, fortunately Slim fully supports HTTP Streaming. See More
By using indentation rather than closing tags and eliminating curly braces, Haml is fast to code. For example This: <div id ="lower"> <div class="right column"> <div id="currentDate"><%= print_date %></div> </div> </div> Can be written as: %div#lower %div.right.column %div#currentDate= print_date See More
Haml uses indentation to define structure, rather than closing tags. Though this, in most cases, makes code more efficient to write, it can also cause problems. Being off by one space can cause an error or change the structure of the code. See More
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