Gatsby vs Hexo: What are the differences?
What is 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.
What is Hexo? A fast, simple & powerful blog framework, powered by Node.js. 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.
Gatsby and Hexo can be primarily classified as "Static Site Generators" tools.
"Generated websites are super fast" is the top reason why over 8 developers like Gatsby, while over 15 developers mention "Ease of deployment" as the leading cause for choosing Hexo.
Gatsby and Hexo are both open source tools. It seems that Gatsby with 36.2K GitHub stars and 5.4K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Hexo with 27.1K GitHub stars and 3.6K GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, Gatsby has a broader approval, being mentioned in 49 company stacks & 139 developers stacks; compared to Hexo, which is listed in 6 company stacks and 24 developer stacks.
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