Hyde VS silkie

Compare Hyde vs silkie and see what are their differences.


A Python Static Website Generator (by hyde)


Static site generator with the smoothness of silk (by oliver-pham)
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Hyde silkie
0 12
1,597 1
0.1% -
0.0 6.0
4 months ago 2 months ago
Python Python
MIT License MIT License
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Tracking mentions began in Dec 2020.


Posts with mentions or reviews of silkie. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-11-20.
  • Publish a Python Project in 5 Steps
    1 project | dev.to | 26 Nov 2021
    [metadata] name = silkie version = 1.0.7 ... description = Static site generator with the smoothness of silk long_description = file: README.md long_description_content_type = text/markdown url = https://github.com/oliver-pham/silkie project_urls = Bug Tracker = https://github.com/oliver-pham/silkie/issues classifiers = Programming Language :: Python :: 3 License :: OSI Approved :: MIT License Operating System :: OS Independent [options] packages = silkie python_requires = >=3.9 install_requires = click >= 8.0.0 markdown >= 3.3.0 yattag >= 1.14.0 python-frontmatter >= 1.0.0 [options.entry_points] console_scripts = silkie = silkie.cli:silkie
  • How I Set Up GitHub Actions for a Python Project
    4 projects | dev.to | 20 Nov 2021
    Last week, I already set up some automation tests for Silkie, my static site generator (SSG). Instead of running tests manually on each Pull Request (PR), I made an attempt to configure GitHub Actions to automate this Continuous Integration (CI) workflow. Moreover, I also helped my friend, Luke, add a test case to his SSG this week.
  • Lab9 Continuous Integration Pipelines and Test Automation
    2 projects | dev.to | 19 Nov 2021
    According to my parter's issue, I create a new test file named. I pull a new PR, the partner's Actions passed it. Before that, I found that many projects have the function of automatic error checking. I wonder how to do it. After lab9, I also created my own GitHub actions. I'm very excited.
  • How I Set Up Testing for My Python Project
    3 projects | dev.to | 12 Nov 2021
    After setting up static analysis tools last week, it's time to configure a testing framework for Continuous Integration (CI). There are several options for Silkie, my work-in-progress static site generator, but I decided to give Pytest a try. In this blog, I'll show you how I set up:
  • 2 Static Analysis Tools to Enhance Your Productivity
    5 projects | dev.to | 5 Nov 2021
    If you are tired of maintaining your coding style, I have good news for you. Fortunately, there are developer tools that can automate and streamline mundane development tasks. In this blog, I'll show you how I integrated 2 static code analysis tools and a package manager for pre-commit hooks into Silke, my work-in-progress static site generator.
  • Prototype: Markdown Frontmatter Support for Silkie
    2 projects | dev.to | 29 Oct 2021
    After wandering the world of static site generators (SSG), I came across an eye-catching, well-documented, and developer-friendly one focusing on documentation sites: Docusaurus. After diving a bit deeper into their documentation, I realized they have many out-of-the-box features, which I can try integrating into Silke, an SSG I wrote from scratch.
  • How I Refactored my Code
    2 projects | dev.to | 15 Oct 2021
    This week, I noticed that some functions in my static site generator (SSG) were hardcoded with complex logic and "magic values", so I decided to focus on refactoring them. Without cleaning them up, maintaining them would be a tragedy. For instance, there was a function spanning 36 lines of code with 8 if/elif statements. Some of the statements even have nested if/elif statements themselves. You can find the function referenced in this issue.
  • Working with Remote Branches
    2 projects | dev.to | 8 Oct 2021
    This week on my Open Source journey, I attempted to add support for JSON formatted configuration files for an open source Static Site Generator (SSG). The owner of the repo, Tengzhen, also contributed the same feature to my SSG, Silkie. However, I made a step forward by testing his code from a tracking branch before merging it.
  • First Issue with Parallel Branches
    1 project | dev.to | 1 Oct 2021
    After establishing Markdown support for my static site generator (SSG), I decided to enable parsing Markdown horizontal rules along with HTML document language support. However, I developed the two features on separate branches this time, so I could switch between the two if I encountered any obstacle. Little did I know the obstacle was awaiting me at the end.
  • 3 Things I Learned From Contributing to Open Source
    2 projects | dev.to | 24 Sep 2021
    As for Eugene, he also contributed the same feature to Silkie, my SSG. I noticed his code might need to be fixed and refactored, so we worked together on both Slack and GitHub to resolve those issues. Given our time constraint and Eugene's lack of experience with Python, it was a success that we managed to add a new feature without breaking the existing ones.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing Hyde and silkie you can also consider the following projects:

Pelican - Static site generator that supports Markdown and reST syntax. Powered by Python.

Nikola - A static website and blog generator

Lektor - The lektor static file content management system

Cactus - Static site generator for designers. Uses Python and Django templates.

Tinkerer - Python blogging engine

Minimal Static Blog Generator in Python - Simple Python script to convert Markdown posts to a static blog. Mainly for learning. 2kb site, top Lighthouse scores.

makesite - Simple, lightweight, and magic-free static site/blog generator for Python coders

lazyblorg - Blogging with Org-mode for very lazy people

Flake8 - flake8 is a python tool that glues together pycodestyle, pyflakes, mccabe, and third-party plugins to check the style and quality of some python code.