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Octopress is designed to remove all the time-consuming and frustrating tasks you usually have to deal with when using Jekyll. You don't have to write your own HTML templates or do any configuration to get started. The default template also takes care of any basic CSS/JS you need to write to get going. See More
As Octopress is simply a framework on top of Jekyll, it benefits from being based on one of the most popular site generators available. The primary benefit is that it is backed by git and is built in such a way that the site can be easily re-generated if the content changes. See More
Handlebars' philosophy of "no logic in templates" makes some things difficult: DocPad built-in template helpers aren't available by default - they have to be manually added/exposed DocPad's example template code often includes logic, which makes it impossible to use within Handlebars templates -- it has to be abstracted into custom helper functions. Can't pass objects to function calls from within HB templates. See More
Middleman is a big piece of software, it's not simply a static blog generator. Because of all the functionality and flexibility it offers it can be a little more complex than other static site generators and a little harder to learn all of its bells and whistles. See More
You have a lot of power when you have React and GraphQL at your disposal. Not only do you have the growing Gatsby plugin ecosystem, but you also can use the enormous selection React libraries available. By using the GraphQL Data Layer, you can easily pull in data from other pages or data sources. See More
Darren Dub's Experience
Hexo has a relatively large following and community, especially in China. While this is certainly a positive, many developers who do not know chinese would be unable to follow all the guides and tutorials out there written by their chineses counterparts. See More
Hexo built sites can be easily deployed to Github pages, Heroku, Openshift (custom cartridge needs to be setup) or any other custom solution (just copy over thepublic folder). Any deployment is as simple as editing the _config.yml file and running the hexo deploycommand See More
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Because metalsmith is at its core focused on transforming directories of files, it can be used for more than just static site generation, and could be used as a build tool, a documentation generator, or any use that requires file transformations. See More
According to the spec on API chaining, the API request/response need to associate an API object to an corresponding controller/action/uri to be able to validate and handle the request/response and the datasets. Without that, the consuming client service cannot properly validate or relate the datasets from one to the other. Links have no relational value and the api object creates the relationship between the datasets while maintaining an api/dataset relationship with the corresponding controller/action/uri As such, the current methodology supported would not be able to be called by the client not supported by the client in a RESTFUL manner See More
Roots is currently in the process examining how to leverage newer technologies to make Roots even better. You can see the new project on github: https://github.com/carrot/roots-mini Here is the blog post explaining the next phase of Roots: https://medium.com/@jescalan/eaa10c75eb22#.uacjziaej Here is the stack they're experimenting with: - jade - for markup - babel - for JS and JS transforms - postcss - for CSS transforms - webpack - as the core compiler As this is a work in process, it just means the future of Roots continues to look great. See More
To build a static site out of some source files, the user needs to know how to write makefiles, how to convert source files to HTML (using markdown, some templating engine, some RSS/atom generation tool, etc). Also, creating or adapting site templates seems to be a considerable work to do at the start. See More
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