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Middleman vs Octopress: What are the differences?

What is Middleman? A static site generator using all the shortcuts and tools in modern web development. Middleman is a command-line tool for creating static websites using all the shortcuts and tools of the modern web development environment.

What is Octopress? A static blogging framework for hackers, based on Jekyll. Octopress is an obsessively designed framework for Jekyll blogging. It鈥檚 easy to configure and easy to deploy.

Middleman and Octopress belong to "Static Site Generators" category of the tech stack.

Some of the features offered by Middleman are:

  • Sass for DRY stylesheets
  • CoffeeScript for safer and less verbose javascript
  • Multiple asset management solutions, including Sprockets

On the other hand, Octopress provides the following key features:

  • Octopress sports a clean responsive theme written in semantic HTML5, focused on readability and friendliness toward mobile devices.
  • Code blogging is easy and beautiful. Embed code (with Solarized styling) in your posts from gists, jsFiddle or from your filesystem.
  • Third party integration is simple with built-in support for Pinboard, Delicious, GitHub Repositories, Disqus Comments and Google Analytics.

Middleman and Octopress are both open source tools. Octopress with 9.51K GitHub stars and 2.86K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Middleman with 6.49K GitHub stars and 696 GitHub forks.

What is Middleman?

Middleman is a command-line tool for creating static websites using all the shortcuts and tools of the modern web development environment.

What is Octopress?

Octopress is an obsessively designed framework for Jekyll blogging. It鈥檚 easy to configure and easy to deploy.
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        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.
        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.
        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.
        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.
        VuePress
        A minimalistic static site generator with a Vue-powered theming system, and a default theme optimized for writing technical documentation. It was created to support the documentation needs of Vue's own sub projects.
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        Ronan Levesque
        Ronan Levesque
        Software engineer at Algolia | 14 upvotes 109.9K views
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        A few months ago we decided to move our whole static website (www.algolia.com) to a new stack. At the time we were using a website generator called Middleman, written in Ruby. As a team of only front-end developers we didn't feel very comfortable with the language itself, and the time it took to build was not satisfying. We decided to move to Gatsby to take advantage of its use of React , as well as its incredibly high performances in terms of build and page rendering.

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        [FREE] We use middleman for its ease and speed to develop and deploy micro/marketing sites.

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        Flexible static site generator, doesn't need to be more complex than this.

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        Created a simple static website with 20+ localizations in no time.

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