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Middleman

A static site generator using all the shortcuts and tools in modern web development
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What is Middleman?

Middleman is a command-line tool for creating static websites using all the shortcuts and tools of the modern web development environment.
Middleman is a tool in the Static Site Generators category of a tech stack.
Middleman is an open source tool with 6.6K GitHub stars and 705 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Middleman's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Middleman?

Companies
37 companies reportedly use Middleman in their tech stacks, including DigitalOcean, Poll Everywhere, and FileFlow.

Developers
102 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Middleman.

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Why developers like Middleman?

Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use Middleman
Middleman Reviews

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

Ronan Levesque
Ronan Levesque
Software engineer at Algolia · | 18 upvotes · 148.7K views
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Ruby
Gatsby
Gatsby
React
React

A few months ago we decided to move our whole static website (www.algolia.com) to a new stack. At the time we were using a website generator called Middleman, written in Ruby. As a team of only front-end developers we didn't feel very comfortable with the language itself, and the time it took to build was not satisfying. We decided to move to Gatsby to take advantage of its use of React , as well as its incredibly high performances in terms of build and page rendering.

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Dallas Peters
Dallas Peters
User Experience Designer at AmericanBibleSociety · | 1 upvotes · 2.9K views
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Middleman

[FREE] We use middleman for its ease and speed to develop and deploy micro/marketing sites. Middleman

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Ryan Townsend
Ryan Townsend
CTO at Shift Commerce · | 1 upvotes · 2.9K views
Middleman
Middleman

Flexible static site generator, doesn't need to be more complex than this. Middleman

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Middleman's Features

  • Sass for DRY stylesheets
  • CoffeeScript for safer and less verbose javascript
  • Multiple asset management solutions, including Sprockets
  • ERb & Haml for dynamic pages and simplified HTML syntax

Middleman Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Middleman?
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.
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.
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.
Hexo
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.
VuePress
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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Middleman's Followers
121 developers follow Middleman to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
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