Gatsby vs Metalsmith: What are the differences?
Gatsby: Free, open source framework for building blazing fast websites and apps with React. Gatsby lets you build blazing fast sites with your data, whatever the source. Liberate your sites from legacy CMSs and fly into the future; Metalsmith: An extremely simple, pluggable static site generator. In Metalsmith, all of the logic is handled by plugins. You simply chain them together. Since everything is a plugin, the core library is actually just an abstraction for manipulating a directory of files.
Gatsby and Metalsmith can be categorized as "Static Site Generators" tools.
"Generated websites are super fast" is the primary reason why developers consider Gatsby over the competitors, whereas "Plugability" was stated as the key factor in picking Metalsmith.
Gatsby and Metalsmith are both open source tools. Gatsby with 36.2K GitHub stars and 5.4K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Metalsmith with 7.27K GitHub stars and 640 GitHub forks.
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