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A static site builder that delivers lightning-fast performance
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What is Astro?

It is a new kind of static site builder that delivers lightning-fast performance with a modern developer experience. It combines decades of proven performance best practices with the DX improvements of the component-oriented era. Use your favorite JavaScript framework and automatically ship the bare-minimum amount of JavaScript—by default.
Astro is a tool in the Static Site Generators category of a tech stack.
Astro is an open source tool with 32.1K GitHub stars and 1.7K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Astro's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Astro?

8 companies reportedly use Astro in their tech stacks, including Appwrite, Sollo, and BitDoze.

102 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Astro.

Astro Integrations

JavaScript, Markdown, Netlify, Vercel, and Firebase Hosting are some of the popular tools that integrate with Astro. Here's a list of all 8 tools that integrate with Astro.
Decisions about Astro

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Astro in their tech stack.

Tyler Kneidl
Full Stack Engineer at Abstract · | 4 upvotes · 9.7K views
Needs advice

Looking to move our product from Create React App to ssr. I’d been drawn to Remix for some time but with all the hype around Astro, I’m curious what someone more familiar can contribute… What would be your reason for choosing Remix vs Astro?

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Astro's Features

  • A new build engine
  • Components in Markdown (like MDX, but without the JSX)
  • Improved npm package support (also powered by Vite!)
  • Improved errors, stack traces, HMR, and overall dev experience
  • A grab-bag of other new features for you to explore

Astro Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Astro?
Gatsby lets you build blazing fast sites with your data, whatever the source. Liberate your sites from legacy CMSs and fly into the future.
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.
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.
Hexo is a fast, simple and powerful blog framework. It parses your posts with Markdown or other render engine and generates static files with the beautiful theme. All of these just take seconds.
A minimalistic static site generator with a Vue-powered theming system, and a default theme optimized for writing technical documentation. It was created to support the documentation needs of Vue's own sub projects.
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Astro's Followers
127 developers follow Astro to keep up with related blogs and decisions.