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Static site generators

Streamlining the curriculum.


Talk with a colleague and find out why we're using building some of our sites using static site generators instead of Rails.

You should talk about:

  • Ease of development
  • Security issues and maintenance costs

Read through the Middleman docs:

  • What can it do?
  • What can't it do?
  • What parts do you know from Rails?


  • Checkout the repo for the makandra blog
  • Start the preview server
  • Make some changes, review them on localhost:4567
  • Add a new page /animals/your-favorite-animal that has some facts about your favorite animal. E.g. if your favorite animal is a Capybara, add a page /animals/capybara. Review your changes on http://localhost:4567.
  • Build static assets
  • Push changes + generated assets it into a branch
  • Deploy the changes
  • View the changes on

Owner of this card:

Henning Koch
Last edit:
over 1 year ago
by Henning Koch
Posted by Henning Koch to makandra Curriculum
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