Video: Jekyll Static Site Generator
Ruby developer Curtis Miller, presented on Jekyll, a blog-aware, static site generator in the Ruby programming language. Jekyll was originally created by Tom Preston-Werner and Nick Quaranto for use on GitHub. Jekyll takes a template directory (representing the raw form of a website), runs it through Textile or Markdown and Liquid converters, and produces a complete, static website.
Why is Jekyll awesome?
Benefits to using Jekyll include:
- Highly configurable
- Built in syntax highlighting
- Plugins architecture, including some Jekyll plugins Curtis wrote for his business website
- Easy deployment on Heroku, directly through Github, or on Amazon E3
- Fast loading - Curtis discussed load testing your Jekyll site on Blitz.
- Local deployment and development using Foreman
- Extendable with Sinatra
Jekyll Presentation Video
Here's the video in case you missed this RubyAZ meeting.