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Hi everyone, I'm trying to decide which front-end tool, that will likely use server-side rendering (SSR), in hopes it'll be faster. The end-user will upload a document and they see text output on their screen (like SaaS or microservice). I read that Gatsby can also do SSR. Also want to add a headless CMS that is easy to use.

Backend is in Go. Open to ideas. Thank you.

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Vishal Gupta
Senior Architect at Mindtree Ltd · | 2 upvotes · 8.3K views
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If your purpose is plain simply to upload a file which can handle by backend service than Gatsby is good enough assuming you have other content pages which will benefit from faster page loads for those Headless CMS driven pages. But if you have more logical/functional aspects like deciding content/personalization at server side of web application than choose NextJS.

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Manuel Feller
Frontend Engineer at BI X · | 4 upvotes · 94.3K views

As a Frontend Developer I wanted something simple to generate static websites with technology I am familiar with. GatsbyJS was in the stack I am familiar with, does not need any other languages / package managers and allows quick content deployment in pure HTML or Markdown (what you prefer for a project). It also does not require you to understand a theming engine if you need a custom design.

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Pros of DocPad
Pros of Hugo
Pros of Jekyll
  • 4
    Npm
  • 3
    Open Source
  • 3
    Database-free
  • 3
    Plugins. Easy to use
  • 2
    Customizable
  • 2
    Helpful community
  • 2
    Free
  • 2
    Flexible
  • 2
    Cross-platform
  • 1
    GitHub Pages plugin
  • 45
    Lightning fast
  • 26
    Single Executable
  • 23
    Easy setup
  • 22
    Great development community
  • 21
    Open source
  • 12
    Write in golang
  • 6
    LiveReload built in
  • 6
    Hacker mindset
  • 6
    Not HTML only - JSON, RSS
  • 3
    Easy to customize themes
  • 3
    Gitlab pages integration
  • 2
    Fast builds
  • 1
    Well documented
  • 1
    Easy to learn
  • 1
    Very fast builds
  • 75
    Github pages integration
  • 53
    Open source
  • 37
    It's slick, customisable and hackerish
  • 23
    Easy to deploy
  • 22
    Straightforward cms for the hacker mindset
  • 6
    Gitlab pages integration
  • 4
    Best for blogging
  • 2
    Easy to integrate localization
  • 2
    Low maintenance
  • 1
    Huge plugins ecosystem
  • 1
    Authoring freedom and simplicity

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Cons of DocPad
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      No Plugins/Extensions
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      Template syntax not friendly
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      Quick builds
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      Build time increases exponentially as site grows
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      Lack of developments lately
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      Og doesn't work with postings dynamically

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    What is DocPad?

    Empower your website frontends with layouts, meta-data, pre-processors (markdown, jade, coffeescript, etc.), partials, skeletons, file watching, querying, and an amazing plugin system. DocPad will streamline your web development process allowing you to craft full-featured websites quicker than ever before.

    What is 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.

    What is 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.

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