Gatsby vs. Metalsmith vs. Cactus



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Description

What is Gatsby?

Transform plain text into dynamic blogs and websites using the latest web technologies. A React.js static site generator. Supports Markdown, HTML, and React.js pages out of the box. Easy to add support for additional files types. Leverages React's component model and React Router's "nested component hierarchy" to make templating incredibly powerful and intuitive.

What is Metalsmith?

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.

What is Cactus?

Cactus makes setting up a website look easy. Choose a template for a blog, portfolio or single page and Cactus generates all files and folders to get you on your way.

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Pros

Why do developers choose Gatsby?
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Why do developers choose Metalsmith?
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Why do developers choose Cactus?
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Cons

What are the cons of using Gatsby?
No Cons submitted yet for Gatsby
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What are the cons of using Metalsmith?
No Cons submitted yet for Metalsmith
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What are the cons of using Cactus?
No Cons submitted yet for Cactus
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Companies

What companies use Gatsby?
36 companies on StackShare use Gatsby
What companies use Metalsmith?
8 companies on StackShare use Metalsmith
What companies use Cactus?
3 companies on StackShare use Cactus

Integrations

What tools integrate with Gatsby?
3 tools on StackShare integrate with Gatsby
No integrations listed yet
What tools integrate with Cactus?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Cactus

What are some alternatives to Gatsby, Metalsmith, and Cactus?

  • Jekyll - Jekyll is a blog-aware, static site generator in Ruby
  • Hugo - A Fast and Flexible Static Site Generator built with love by spf13 in GoLang
  • Hexo - A fast, simple & powerful blog framework, powered by Node.js
  • Middleman - A static site generator using all the shortcuts and tools in modern web development

See all alternatives to Gatsby



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