Get Advice Icon

Need advice about which tool to choose?Ask the StackShare community!

DocGen
DocGen

6
9
+ 1
0
Gatsby
Gatsby

908
590
+ 1
50
Add tool

DocGen vs Gatsby: What are the differences?

DocGen: Static website generator. DocGen is a command-line documentation tool for software products. It takes plain text or CommonMark (Markdown) as input, and generates both a static website and a PDF copy; 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.

DocGen and Gatsby belong to "Static Site Generators" category of the tech stack.

DocGen and Gatsby are both open source tools. Gatsby with 36.2K GitHub stars and 5.4K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than DocGen with 37 GitHub stars and 13 GitHub forks.

What is DocGen?

DocGen is a command-line documentation tool for software products. It takes plain text or CommonMark (Markdown) as input, and generates both a static website and a PDF copy.

What is 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.
Get Advice Icon

Need advice about which tool to choose?Ask the StackShare community!

Why do developers choose DocGen?
Why do developers choose Gatsby?
    Be the first to leave a pro

    Sign up to add, upvote and see more prosMake informed product decisions

      Be the first to leave a con
      What companies use DocGen?
      What companies use Gatsby?

      Sign up to get full access to all the companiesMake informed product decisions

      What tools integrate with DocGen?
      What tools integrate with Gatsby?

      Sign up to get full access to all the tool integrationsMake informed product decisions

      What are some alternatives to DocGen and Gatsby?
      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.
      Middleman
      Middleman is a command-line tool for creating static websites using all the shortcuts and tools of the modern web development environment.
      See all alternatives
      Decisions about DocGen and Gatsby
      Todd Gardner
      Todd Gardner
      President at TrackJS | 4 upvotes 70.6K views
      atTrackJSTrackJS
      Gatsby
      Gatsby
      Read the Docs
      Read the Docs
      ReadMe.io
      ReadMe.io
      GitHub Pages
      GitHub Pages
      Jekyll
      Jekyll

      We recently needed to rebuild our documentation site, currently built using Jekyll hosted on GitHub Pages. We wanted to update the content and refresh the style to make it easier to find answers.

      We considered hosted services that could accept our markdown content, like ReadMe.io and Read the Docs, however both seemed expensive for essentially hosting the same platform we already had for free.

      I also looked at the Gatsby Static Site generator to modernize Jekyll. I don't think this is a fit, as our documentation is relatively simple and relies heavily on Markdown. Jekyll excels at Markdown, while Gatsby seemed to struggle with it.

      We chose to stick with the current platform and just refresh our template and style with some add-on JavaScript.

      See more
      Ronan Levesque
      Ronan Levesque
      Software engineer at Algolia | 13 upvotes 96.7K views
      atAlgoliaAlgolia
      React
      React
      Gatsby
      Gatsby
      Ruby
      Ruby
      Middleman
      Middleman

      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.

      See more
      Interest over time
      Reviews of DocGen and Gatsby
      No reviews found
      How developers use DocGen and Gatsby
      Avatar of CommentBox.io
      CommentBox.io uses GatsbyGatsby

      We use Gatsby.js to render our website server-side for SEO purposes, and blazing fast load times. It also hydrates into a react app, so having dynamic functionality is a breeze.

      Avatar of Michael Manges
      Michael Manges uses GatsbyGatsby

      Static site generator used to build my website.

      How much does DocGen cost?
      How much does Gatsby cost?
      Pricing unavailable
      Pricing unavailable
      News about DocGen
      More news
      News about Gatsby
      More news