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Hexo vs Next.js: What are the differences?

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.

What is Next.js? *A small framework for server-rendered universal JavaScript apps *. Next.js is a minimalistic framework for server-rendered React applications.

Hexo can be classified as a tool in the "Static Site Generators" category, while Next.js is grouped under "Frameworks (Full Stack)".

Some of the features offered by Hexo are:

  • Blazing Fast - Node.js brings you incredible generating speed. Hundreds of files take only seconds to build.
  • Markdown Support - All features of GitHub Flavored Markdown are supported. You can even use most Octopress plugins in Hexo.
  • One-Command Deployment - You only need one command to deploy your site to GitHub Pages, Heroku or other sites.

On the other hand, Next.js provides the following key features:

  • Zero setup. Use the filesystem as an API
  • Only JavaScript. Everything is a function
  • Automatic server rendering and code splitting

"Ease of deployment" is the top reason why over 15 developers like Hexo, while over 9 developers mention "Automatic server rendering and code splitting" as the leading cause for choosing Next.js.

Hexo and Next.js are both open source tools. It seems that Next.js with 39.7K GitHub stars and 4.93K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Hexo with 27.5K GitHub stars and 3.65K GitHub forks.

CircleCI, Avocode, and SeatGeek are some of the popular companies that use Next.js, whereas Hexo is used by Hazeorid, Erudika, and Flex.io. Next.js has a broader approval, being mentioned in 118 company stacks & 218 developers stacks; compared to Hexo, which is listed in 10 company stacks and 140 developer stacks.

What is 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.

What is Next.js?

Next.js is a minimalistic framework for server-rendered React applications.
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      What are some alternatives to Hexo and Next.js?
      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.
      Ghost
      Ghost is a platform dedicated to one thing: Publishing. It's beautifully designed, completely customisable and completely Open Source. Ghost allows you to write and publish your own blog, giving you the tools to make it easy and even fun to do.
      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.
      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.
      Middleman
      Middleman is a command-line tool for creating static websites using all the shortcuts and tools of the modern web development environment.
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      How developers use Hexo and Next.js
      Avatar of jr0cket
      jr0cket uses HexoHexo

      Content for blog posts and pages is written in markdown format, using Emacs. Hexo generates the site using my own customised theme. The site is then deployed to Github pages

      Avatar of Doug Bromley
      Doug Bromley uses HexoHexo

      To build my site blog. I also created a tag plugin for Hexo that enables you to embed Deezer objects in your page.

      Avatar of Erudika
      Erudika uses HexoHexo

      We use Hexo to generate our static blog.

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      ByeongGi uses HexoHexo
      • 개인 git blog로 현재 잘 사용하고 있음
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      Yoshinori N uses HexoHexo
      • Generate static site
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