Migrated to Hugo

Migrated the creation of the blog to use Hugo

I have been using OctoPress since a while. Octopress uses ruby and doesn’t work quite well for 1000s of posts (or so the claim goes).

I wanted to try out Hugo because of the hype of great software and fastness of generation of the static site.

Related: Why I like Go?.

Why change?

Change is the only constant

Change of thinking helps you learn and discover new things

Change is what helps the world move forward

Though change is good term to philophise, its hard to embrace change in life.


Community

There is great community for Hugo. All the code is opensource and there are 10s of themes and 100s of open source repositories to refer code from.

If you are planning to start a static website like a website or a Blog, I’d highly recommend Hugo.

Personal Achievements with Hugo

What I feel it lacks?

Jekyll and Octopress have decent ruby code and software like Middleman which is looked as an alternative to Hugo, can do lot of things like extending and writing Ruby code which is possible since Ruby is an interpreted language.

Since Go is a compiled language, you are limited to the front end code although changing the source code is always an option. I wanted to generate new product pages based on ‘Data’ attribute which is not a feature. This is useful more as a template since the philosophy is to translate files into viewable HTML files.

 
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