Which is the best alternative to start a blog?

I want to start sharing my little fragments of code (like gist) and its explanation in a simple and efficient personal blog, but I do not know what platform use. What do you all recommend?

Nothing complicated like Wordpress, etc. I was thinking on GitHub Pages with Jekyll, what do you think?

Did you find this post useful? Show some love!

Yea, Github Page with Jekyll it's pretty nice! I used on my portfolio juulhao.github.io

I recently switched my blog hosting to Netlify.

I started looking for the best platform for a static site, and a few stood out but I eventually tried Netlify, and I’m glad I did.


Static sites have the obvious limitation of not being able to do any server-side operation, like the ones you’d expect from a traditional CMS for example.

This is an advantage (less security issues to care about) but also a limitation in the functionality you can implement.

A blog is nothing complex, maybe you want to add comments and they can be done using services like Disqus or others.

Or maybe you want to add a form and you do so by embedding forms generated on 3rd part applications, like Wufoo or Google Forms.

Netlify provides a suite of tools to handle Forms, authenticate users and even deploy and manage Lambda functions.

Need to password protect a site before launching it? ✅

Need to handle CORS? ✅

Need to have 301 redirects? ✅

Need pre-rendering for your SPA? ✅

I just scratched the surface of the things you can do with Netlify without reaching out to 3rd part services, and I hope I gave you a reason to try it out.

Hope that helps, let us know when you publish your blog. 😄

I use Jekyll and I am happy with it. It took some time to learn it and to make it nice - I am a backend guy - but in the end, it was for my own benefit.

There are Hugo and Netlify too in case you want more flexibility.

Classic DEV Post from Oct 23

The Ultimate Guide to Execution Contexts, Hoisting, Scopes, and Closures in JavaScript

It may seem surprising, but in my opinion the most important and fundamental concept to understanding the JavaScript language is understanding Execution Context. In this post you'll not only learn all about Execution Contexts, but also more advanced JavaScript topics like hoisting, the scope chain, and closures.

Genessis Jimenez
Another web developer.
Join dev.to