“To paraphrase Tolstoy, all fast websites are alike, but all slow websites are slow in different ways.” — Gatbsy creator Kyle Mathews.
SSGFS: static site generator fatigue syndrome. It’s a thing, people. With five hundred plus SSGs roaming the wild these days — everything from Ace, written in Ruby, to Zodiac, written in awk and sh — SSG-related announcements likely generate a collective ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ amongst developers.
But not all static site generators are created equal. While all SSGs share the same goal — uniting data with templates in order to create assets to be served statically via a content delivery network — they also all face the same set of real-world challenges. Such as creating a “glue layer” between templates and services, scaling to extremely large/complex sites, and how to enable fast incremental builds.
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