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Assemble vs Octopress: What are the differences?

Developers describe Assemble as "The static site generator for Node.js, Grunt.js and Yeoman". Most popular site generator for Grunt.js and Yeoman. Assemble is used to build hundreds of web projects, ranging in size from a single page to 14,000 pages (that we're aware of!). On the other hand, Octopress is detailed as "A static blogging framework for hackers, based on Jekyll". Octopress is an obsessively designed framework for Jekyll blogging. It’s easy to configure and easy to deploy.

Assemble and Octopress belong to "Static Site Generators" category of the tech stack.

Some of the features offered by Assemble are:

  • Allows you to carve your HTML up into reusable fragments: partials, includes, sections, snippets... Whatever you prefer to call them, Assemble does that.
  • Optionally use layouts to wrap your pages with commonly used elements and content.
  • "Pages" can either be defined as HTML/templates, JSON or YAML, or directly inside the Gruntfile.

On the other hand, Octopress provides the following key features:

  • Octopress sports a clean responsive theme written in semantic HTML5, focused on readability and friendliness toward mobile devices.
  • Code blogging is easy and beautiful. Embed code (with Solarized styling) in your posts from gists, jsFiddle or from your filesystem.
  • Third party integration is simple with built-in support for Pinboard, Delicious, GitHub Repositories, Disqus Comments and Google Analytics.

Assemble and Octopress are both open source tools. Octopress with 9.51K GitHub stars and 2.86K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Assemble with 3.7K GitHub stars and 256 GitHub forks.

What is Assemble?

Most popular site generator for Grunt.js and Yeoman. Assemble is used to build hundreds of web projects, ranging in size from a single page to 14,000 pages (that we're aware of!).

What is Octopress?

Octopress is an obsessively designed framework for Jekyll blogging. It’s easy to configure and easy to deploy.
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            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.
            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.
            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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