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Pros of Gatsby
Pros of Hugo
Pros of Punch
  • 20
    Generated websites are super fast
  • 14
    Fast
  • 12
    GraphQL
  • 8
    Progressive Web Apps generation
  • 7
    Easy to connect with lots of CMS via official plugins
  • 7
    Reusable components (React)
  • 6
    Allows to use markdown files as articles
  • 4
    Static-sites
  • 4
    Images
  • 3
    Easy to connect with Drupal via official plugin
  • 3
    All the benefits of a static website + React+GraphQL
  • 3
    List of starters as base for new project
  • 2
    Open source
  • 1
    Gitlab pages integration
  • 1
    Incremental Build
  • 45
    Lightning fast
  • 26
    Single Executable
  • 23
    Easy setup
  • 22
    Great development community
  • 21
    Open source
  • 12
    Write in golang
  • 6
    LiveReload built in
  • 6
    Hacker mindset
  • 6
    Not HTML only - JSON, RSS
  • 3
    Easy to customize themes
  • 3
    Gitlab pages integration
  • 2
    Fast builds
  • 1
    Well documented
  • 1
    Easy to learn
  • 1
    Very fast builds
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    Cons of Gatsby
    Cons of Hugo
    Cons of Punch
    • 6
      No ssr
    • 3
      Very slow builds
    • 3
      Documentation isn't complete.
    • 2
      Slow builds
    • 2
      Flash of unstyled content issues
    • 2
      For-profit
    • 1
      Too many dependencies
    • 1
      Difficult debugging
    • 1
      Problematic between develop and build commands
    • 1
      Plugin driven development
    • 1
      Difficult maintenance
    • 4
      No Plugins/Extensions
    • 2
      Template syntax not friendly
    • 1
      Quick builds
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      What is Gatsby?

      Gatsby lets you build blazing fast sites with your data, whatever the source. Liberate your sites from legacy CMSs and fly into the future.

      What is Hugo?

      Hugo is a static site generator written in Go. It is optimized for speed, easy use and configurability. Hugo takes a directory with content and templates and renders them into a full html website. Hugo makes use of markdown files with front matter for meta data.

      What is Punch?

      Punch allows you to use boilerplates to quickly setup a site, write minimal templates with Mustache, and create flexible site structures with inheritable layouts and partials.

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      What are some alternatives to Gatsby, Hugo, and Punch?
      Next.js
      Next.js is a minimalistic framework for server-rendered React applications.
      React
      Lots of people use React as the V in MVC. Since React makes no assumptions about the rest of your technology stack, it's easy to try it out on a small feature in an existing project.
      Jekyll
      Think of Jekyll as a file-based CMS, without all the complexity. Jekyll takes your content, renders Markdown and Liquid templates, and spits out a complete, static website ready to be served by Apache, Nginx or another web server. Jekyll is the engine behind GitHub Pages, which you can use to host sites right from your GitHub repositories.
      Create React App
      Create React apps with no build configuration.
      WordPress
      The core software is built by hundreds of community volunteers, and when you’re ready for more there are thousands of plugins and themes available to transform your site into almost anything you can imagine. Over 60 million people have chosen WordPress to power the place on the web they call “home” — we’d love you to join the family.
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