Gollum VS Guard

Compare Gollum vs Guard and see what are their differences.


A simple, Git-powered wiki with a sweet API and local frontend. (by gollum)


Guard is a command line tool to easily handle events on file system modifications. (by guard)
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Gollum Guard
36 11
13,007 6,164
0.6% 0.0%
6.6 0.0
14 days ago about 1 month ago
Ruby Ruby
MIT License MIT License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of Gollum. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-01-31.


Posts with mentions or reviews of Guard. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-12-07.
  • The Fastest Way to Run Mastodon Tests
    3 projects | dev.to | 7 Dec 2022
    Guard is a Ruby gem that can be used to run test cases automatically when source files change. For example, with guard-minitestand a simple Guardfile, you can run tests as the files are modified.
  • Thinking in learn Ruby
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/ruby | 14 Sep 2022
    Text and file processing. Everything from parsing log files and generating reports, to watching folders with the Guard library and doing things with the files.
  • Ask HN: What developer tools would you like to see?
    33 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 22 May 2022
    Perhaps using guard you can automate that https://github.com/guard/guard
  • Unit tests run - Should it be included as a pre-push githook?
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/devops | 2 May 2022
    It seems like where you are, devs are pushing code that fails in the CI/CD pipeline, which means, if your test suite isn't flakey, they aren't running tests locally. I had this problem too. I work on a rails monorepo, so I use the guard gem to automatically run certain tests when certain files are changed. There should be an analagous tool in whatever language/framework env(s) you're working in.
  • What tools are people using for auto testing?
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/rails | 18 Jun 2021
    Check out https://github.com/guard/guard and https://github.com/guard/guard-rspec (if you're using rspec)
  • How to Setup Tailwind JIT in Rails 6 with Live Reload [2021]
    3 projects | dev.to | 11 Apr 2021
    Installation guide for guard
  • Test Commit Revert in Rails using Guard
    4 projects | dev.to | 29 Dec 2020
    Guard is a gem I have some prior experience with; it can be configured so that when a change is made to a file (for example: models/user.rb) it will autorun the associated test file (in this example: user_test.rb). As you can imagine, this significantly cuts down on the time until seeing either red or green tests which is super helpful for TDD and a necessary first part of TCR.
    4 projects | dev.to | 29 Dec 2020
    Now, consider this a mea culpa, as I know there are many ways this could go wrong. The guard documentation was also kind enough to warn me as such. This is, for better or for worse, my first attempt at building out a way to TCR in Rails. I’m excited to be able to follow up as I spend more time with my monstrous guardfile and this workflow so I can let you know how it goes.
    4 projects | dev.to | 29 Dec 2020
    Two key pieces of guard documentation, one on creating an inline guard and the other on hooks and callbacks. All of the docs were very helpful though!

What are some alternatives?

When comparing Gollum and Guard you can also consider the following projects:

Wiki.js - Wiki.js | A modern and powerful wiki app built on Node.js

Gitit - A wiki using HAppS, pandoc, and git

Dokuwiki - The DokuWiki Open Source Wiki Engine

Mediawiki - 🌻 The collaborative editing software that runs Wikipedia. Mirror from https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/g/mediawiki/core. See https://mediawiki.org/wiki/Developer_access for contributing.

TiddlyWiki - A self-contained JavaScript wiki for the browser, Node.js, AWS Lambda etc.

BookStack - A platform to create documentation/wiki content built with PHP & Laravel

Outline - The fastest knowledge base for growing teams. Beautiful, realtime collaborative, feature packed, and markdown compatible.

Realms - Git based wiki inspired by Gollum


Rouge - A pure Ruby code highlighter that is compatible with Pygments

XWiki - The XWiki platform

gon - Your Rails variables in your JS