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Lodash _.template

Overview

lodash is a popular JavaScript utility library that provides a wide range of helper methods for performing operations on arrays, objects, strings, and other data types. One of the most useful methods provided by lodash is the _.template method, which is used to generate HTML templates easily and efficiently.

The _.template method allows developers to define HTML templates with placeholders for dynamic content, which can then be filled in with actual data during runtime. This approach eliminates the need for manually creating HTML strings with dynamic content, which can be error-prone and time-consuming.

To use the _.template method, developers need to define an HTML template with placeholder values enclosed in double curly braces, like this:

const myTemplate = _.template('<div>{{name}}</div><div>{{age}}</div>');

In this example, the template defines two placeholders, name and age, which will be replaced with actual values during runtime. To fill in the template with data, developers call the template function and pass in an object containing key-value pairs that match the placeholders in the template:

const data = {name: 'John', age: 30};
const myHtml = myTemplate(data);

This will generate HTML code like this:

<div>John</div><div>30</div>

The _.template method also supports a number of advanced features, such as custom delimiters, escape sequences, and iteration over arrays and objects. These features make it easier to create complex templates with dynamic content.

Overall, the _.template method is a powerful and flexible tool for generating HTML templates in JavaScript. By using this method, developers can save time and reduce errors when creating dynamic HTML content for their web applications.