When comparing Gatsby JS vs JBake, the Slant community recommends Gatsby JS for most people. In the question“What are the best static site generators?” Gatsby JS is ranked 12th while JBake is ranked 22nd.
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Pro No page reload when navigating
Pro Live reload
Every change you make can be almost immediately seen in a browser.
Pro Based on React.js
Editing markup is phenomenally easy when you have components.
Pro Beautiful out-of-the-box blog starters
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 A bit raw
You'll maybe have to tweak some JSX if you want something that's not covered by available themes.
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.