Ask HN: Which Python or Rust-based static site generators to use as of 2023?

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  • Pelican

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

    I use Pelican ( for my blog, which works decently for me. It is a static site generator written in Python.

    But you probably won't learn much Python by using it (or Rust when using a generator written in it) since you probably won't need to change anything in it.


    Learn you some CUE for a great good!

    If you are more focused on the devops part, and not implementing a static site generator, then go with Python. For our static sites we use Hugo + GH Actions + Kubernetes (since we have a cluster anyway). There is not really any code involved here (example:

    I'm personally interested to try for something. I used the CUE sdk, but it is effectively deprecated at this point. I use a mix of base, make, python, and CUE fro most devops / devex stuff now. Dagger makes it so local & CI stuff runs the same.

  • WorkOS

    The modern identity platform for B2B SaaS. The APIs are flexible and easy-to-use, supporting authentication, user identity, and complex enterprise features like SSO and SCIM provisioning.

  • gutenberg

    A fast static site generator in a single binary with everything built-in.

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