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Static Site Generators

Choosing the right static site generator (SSG) for your Jamstack site will depend on the project at hand, but also on your experience with different programming languages. Do you stick with old favourites? Challenge yourself?

Or do you go for speed? Reliability? Support for low-bandwidth users? The choice is yours.

Let’s compare the following SSGs:

Name Language Templating language Incremental regeneration Open source Licence Stable release
11ty
Javascript
ejs
Haml
Handlebars
HTML
JavaScript
Liquid
md
Mustache
Nunjucks
Pug

No

Included

MIT
2017
Gatsby
React
JSX

Included

Included

MIT
2017
Gridsome
Vue
Vue

No

Included

MIT
Hexo
Node
ejs
md

Included

Included

MIT
2019
Hugo
Golang
Go Templating

No

Included

Apache 2.0
2013
Jekyll
Ruby
Liquid

Included

Included

MIT
2013
Next.js
React
JSX

Included

Included

MIT
2016
Nuxt.js
Vue
Vue

Included

Included

MIT
2021
Sapper
Svelte
ejs

No

Included

MIT
2021
Sphinx
Python
Jinja

Included

Included

BSD
2010
Tome
Drupal
Twig

Included

Included

GNU
2018
VuePress
Vue
Vue

No

Included

MIT
2019

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