When comparing Webhook vs JBake, the Slant community recommends Webhook for most people. In the question“What are the best static site generators?” Webhook is ranked 22nd while JBake is ranked 27th. The most important reason people chose Webhook is:
A very flexible license to do whatever you want. Code available on [GitHub](https://github.com/webhook/webhook).
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Pro MIT Open Source
A very flexible license to do whatever you want. Code available on GitHub.
Pro Friendly CMS that clients can use
Webhook has a CMS admin page that can be access on the live site. This lets your clients login and edit the site like a traditional CMS system.
Pro Works with Firebase
Rather than store the data in flat files, Webhook stores your data in Firebase, where it can be accessed similar to JSON from other applications.
Pro Flexible Content Creation
Lets you describe your own content types and their own fields easily from the admin interface.
Pro Server included
Localhost server is included and can be used to preview content during editing process.
Pro Blog Aware
RSS feed, archive and tag support. Posts/Topics are a first-class citizen in jbake.
Pro Runs on / Control from the JVM
The site generator is just a specific usage of the JBake Java API. As such, jbake is easily integrated into other JVM software.
Pro Typical inputs
Markdown, asciidoc, plain HTML is supported
Pro Open Source (MIT License)
boosts permissive MIT License.
Con Requires registration
Even simple command line tools require registration.
Con Runs on the JVM
JVM is a double-edged sword (startup time, memory usage, CPU overhead, ...) which might be considered overkill for a static site generator.