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Discussion on: Which is the Best Static Site Generator and Why?

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Brian Rinaldi

I've used a ton of them (some not listed here) - particularly a couple years ago when writing the report and book on this topic for O'Reilly. I always recommended Jekyll or Hugo as my preferred tools. That being said, some more recent tools like Gatsby and Eleventy I have not had a chance to use. For my own projects, I still generally rely on Jekyll or Hugo as they continue to improve, work well, have good documentation and have a large community.

I would like to try Gatsby as I hear many great things about it and I am more comfortable in JavaScript than in Ruby or Go. Which gets at an important point, the underlying language can be an important factor, especially on more complex sites that may require some complex customization.