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Middleman vs Punch: What are the differences?

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; Punch: A simple, intuitive web publishing framework that will delight both designers and developers. Punch allows you to use boilerplates to quickly setup a site, write minimal templates with Mustache, and create flexible site structures with inheritable layouts and partials.

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

Middleman and Punch are both open source tools. Middleman with 6.49K GitHub stars and 696 forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Punch with 1.2K GitHub stars and 104 GitHub forks.

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Pros of Punch
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    Rails for static sites
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    Erb, haml, slim
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    Live reload
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    Easy setup
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    Emacs org-mode integration by middleman-org
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    Make front-end easy and rock solid again
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    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 Punch?

    Punch allows you to use boilerplates to quickly setup a site, write minimal templates with Mustache, and create flexible site structures with inheritable layouts and partials.

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    What are some alternatives to Middleman and Punch?
    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.
    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.
    Rails
    Rails is a web-application framework that includes everything needed to create database-backed web applications according to the Model-View-Controller (MVC) pattern.
    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.
    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.
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