DodgerCMS vs Metalsmith: What are the differences?
Developers describe DodgerCMS as "A static markdown CMS built on top of Amazon S3 *". DodgerCMS is a static markdown CMS built on top of Amazon S3. It is a clean and simple alternative to heavy content management systems. There are no databases to manage, deployments to monitor, or massive configuration files. Just focus on writing your content and the results are live immediately. On the other hand, *Metalsmith** is detailed as "An extremely simple, pluggable static site generator". 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.
DodgerCMS and Metalsmith can be primarily classified as "Static Site Generators" tools.
Some of the features offered by DodgerCMS are:
- Full markdown editor
- Simple toolbar and easy file manipulation
- Github flavored markdown with syntax highlighting
On the other hand, Metalsmith provides the following key features:
- Read template files from a directory
- Parse files for template placeholders
- Prompt user to fill in each placeholder
DodgerCMS and Metalsmith are both open source tools. It seems that Metalsmith with 7.27K GitHub stars and 640 forks on GitHub has more adoption than DodgerCMS with 281 GitHub stars and 39 GitHub forks.