Pelican vs React-Static: What are the differences?
What is Pelican? A static site generator, written in Python, that requires no database or server-side logic. Pelican is a static site generator that supports Markdown and reST syntax. Write your weblog entries directly with your editor of choice (vim!) in reStructuredText or Markdown.
What is React-Static? A progressive static-site framework for React. React-Static is a next-gen static site generator for React. Finally, you can build a website like you do any other React App. There's no special CMS, query language, or crazy lifecycle hooks. Just good old React producing an amazing SEO-ready, user experience driven, progressively enhanced website. The effort is minimal, but the benefits are not!.
Pelican and React-Static can be categorized as "Static Site Generators" tools.
Some of the features offered by Pelican are:
- Blog articles and pages
- Comments, via an external service (Disqus). (Please note that while useful, Disqus is an external service, and thus the comment data will be somewhat outside of your control and potentially subject to data loss.)
- Theming support (themes are created using Jinja2 templates)
On the other hand, React-Static provides the following key features:
- React. Enough said.
- Blazing fast performance.
- Data Agnostic. Feed your site data from anywhere, however you want.
Pelican and React-Static are both open source tools. Pelican with 8.89K GitHub stars and 1.58K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than React-Static with 7.47K GitHub stars and 641 GitHub forks.