Gatsby vs Jekyll: What are the differences?
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; Jekyll: Blog-aware, static site generator in Ruby. 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.
Gatsby and Jekyll belong to "Static Site Generators" category of the tech stack.
"Generated websites are super fast" is the primary reason why developers consider Gatsby over the competitors, whereas "Github pages integration" was stated as the key factor in picking Jekyll.
Gatsby and Jekyll are both open source tools. It seems that Jekyll with 38.1K GitHub stars and 8.31K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Gatsby with 36.2K GitHub stars and 5.4K GitHub forks.
Sentry, New Relic, and Tilt are some of the popular companies that use Jekyll, whereas Gatsby is used by FashionUnited, Hazeorid, and Policygenius. Jekyll has a broader approval, being mentioned in 111 company stacks & 125 developers stacks; compared to Gatsby, which is listed in 49 company stacks and 139 developer stacks.
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