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Boone Putney

Software Development
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Austin, Texas

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Jekyll: A Change of Platform

We switched our static site generating platform over to Jekyll. We switched for a number of reasons, but it basically came down to a few areas where Jekyll seemed to have the advantage.


As with all open source, a project is only as good as it’s community. Jekyll has a much more active and larger community.


The documentation for Jekyll is beautiful and well written. At this point in my career, it’s amazing how influential good documentation can be to my platform decisions.


There were also a number of features that were either available only for Jekyll or just easier to use including publishing to S3, code highlight blocks, etc.

The Switch

The cool thing is, both platforms used markdown for pages and posts, so the switch was extremely simple. We’ve been using Jekyll for a number of weeks now, and we’ve been very satisfied with the decision.