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higlight.js is a scripting language, syntax in JavaScript for the web.

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higlight.js is a scripting language, syntax in JavaScript for the web.


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What do you like best?

highlight.js is the software tool that you never thought you needed but you actually do. It is great for visual display because not only does it detect the code but it properly indents, formats, and highlights the selected code properly in a way that is easy to read. Anyone can learn how to use this platform and it works with a wide variety of languages. It can also be used with any framework in Javascript and works with desktop. The plugin itself is free and takes little to no effort to implement. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I do not dislike anything however there are some instances where it is slower than usual, but it still does the job well. It might be hard however to receive help or support in this software but you can always look at forums and external sources for that. However their online website is quite helpful as well and goes into details regarding the coding languages as well. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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It is really good at indenting and formatting your code. It also does a good job of highlighting sectioned functions and different types of variables. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It is good for if you want code to be easily readable and want to draw attention to it. It can be used as example codes in websites that your business uses. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What do you like best?

- Easy to use

- Hosted CDNs

- Node.js compatible

- Support for many Languages

- Easy to initialize

- Many prebuilt styles

- Custom initialization

- Web workers support

- BSD licence Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

- Only website support

- Needs to manually get installed

- Requires programming knowledge to use Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you want to highlight code this is your short answer. For the ones who are building blogs or programming websites, this is a tool that needs to be on your site Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Trying to highlight code on your sites for users to understand the code on the screen can be tricky, you can avoid all headaches just by using higlight.js Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What do you like best?

I like how highlight.js is so lightweight of a plugin. It is so easy to setup in my projects, and is also easy to use. I displays code syntaxes on my web pages correctly and nicely, without having to worry that my compilers will confuse them with my real application code. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

None at the moment. This simply is an amazing plugin, free, and it helps you get the job done easily. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

There is not much to think about it. If you need to display code in your web pages, Highlight.js does the job right and good. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Highlight.js simply becomes our solution when we need to display parts of code in our web pages. It's obviously the only choice for the job as there is no other library that could perform at the level Highlight.js has done. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What do you like best?

It's not too big. It's way faster. I made a basic performance test in JSFiddle to see how highlight.js does in comparison to prettify. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I'm not sure whether the language tag/hint is something implemented by SO specifically, or built into prettify. It probably wouldn't be hard to parse them in order to inform the way hljs is activated Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

higlight.js' tags/classes it generates are quite extensive, and they are nicely nested, so you can do some cool things with CSS to make a really nice color scheme.

It can detect nested code blocks, such as CSS inside HTML, and highlight both languages correctly in the same snippet. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It's actively developed. The commit activity for highlight.js is consistently high. Not so much for prettify (although it's not completely dead as some might have thought). Of course, SE can't update all the time, but more improvements can be pulled in every time the library is updated. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What do you like best?

It can detect nested languages and it has many more supported languages. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It is larger and slower for usage and most of the people may not be willing to pay this cost. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you are willing to take a risk on the performance cut in your product , you might as well just use it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Initially, we started with higlight.js cause we wanted syntax highlighting for the Web. It has a powerful library that can detect nested languages, i.e., language in a language, which is a really plus point. To top this off, it has many supported languages which helped our business in syntax highlighting to a depth. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What do you like best?

Highlight.js is a syntax highlighter written in JavaScript. It works for almost all language Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The documentation is not very clear and hard to understand Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Highlight syntax for JavaScript in ide Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

I use it to identify different coding languages. It assists with understanding which variable is where and what does function does it perform. Being able to read hundreds of languages is valuable Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Nothing. It is a pretty straightforward application for coding. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Use it for easily reading and identifying variables and functions. It makes faster which use a lot of syntax highlight. this is a better product Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Understanding the different languages within my code structure Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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