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Discussion on: What's your favorite Static Site Generator?

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Brian Rinaldi

I have a couple favorites depending on the scenario.

If I am building a site that doesn't have complex UI functionality that may require a framework (like React), I use Hugo. It's blazing fast and I have been able to do pretty much anything I want with it (for example, cfe.dev has login, search, etc. and it's all Hugo).

If I need complex UI functionality and want a framework, I go with Next.js. I like the way next handles things like routing and static props. The learning curve feels steep to me and I often feel like I am fighting difficult debugging related to client vs. server values, but those are just some complications of using a frontend framework for Jamstack sites, not specifically any issue with Next.