Created: 2008-04-22 15:08
Updated: 2018-03-04 01:10

H2O template markup

Being a martial art fan, I burrow a quote.

Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water my friend. -- Bruce Lee

H2o template

H2O is markup language for Ruby :) that taken a lot of inspiration from django.

  • Readable and human friendly syntax.
  • Easy to use and maintain
  • Encourage reuse in templates by template inclusion and inheritance.
  • highly extensible through filters, tags and template extensions.
  • ruby 1.9 compatible


gem install speedmax-h2o --source=

as Rails Gem dependencies

config.gem 'speedmax-h2o', :lib => 'h2o', :source=> ''

as Rails Plugin

script/plugin install git://

With Git

git clone


Quick start

Your ruby script

require 'h2o'
person = { :name => 'taylor luk', :age => 27 }
puts H2o::template.parse('{{ }}').render(:person => person)


Currently ruby version is still work in progress, please refer to h2o-php's documentation

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