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

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Zeke Hernandez

I have sites in Hugo, Jekyll, and Gatsby.
Hugo appears the fastest build, but the templating is goofy to me, but that's a personal thing.
Jekyll has been around the longest I think and has a large ecosystem around it.
Gatsby benefits from the React ecosystem, which is a huge plus for me. And it seems to be growing fast.

My mental framework is if it's a site on the simpler side, I would go with Hugo, otherwise Gatsby, but that's just me.

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Oyetoke Toby Author

Same thought

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Adrian Simmons

I wonder how much people's dislike of Hugo's templating is down to not having learnt Golang. It's essentially standard library gotemplate with some extras.

So there's a question - just out of interest - have you learnt golang at all?

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Florian Rand

Same thoughts here with hugo's templating. I think a lot of people feel the same way.