Monthly Archives: March 2020

Top 10 Static Site Generators in 2020

By James Quick

With the growth of the JAMstack and its community, Static Site Generators are becoming more and more popular. In this article, let’s take a look at the top Static Site Generators of 2020!

Why Static Site Generators

First off, let’s quickly talk about the benefits of Static Site Generators.

Speed

Static Site Generators generate your site pages at build-time instead of real-time. This means that when a user requests a page from your site, there is no delay. No calls to a database. No generating of HTML. It simply responds with the file itself.

Because of this, the hosting of your files is incredibly easy. By hosting your website in a Content Delivery Network (CDN), your files can be replicated across the world for maximum speed.

Security

Before Static Site Generators, developers would use popular Content Management Systems (CMS). Because of their popularity, they were often targeted by hackers. With Static Site Generators, you do

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Install Strapi on DigitalOcean with 1-Click

By Chris on Code

Strapi is a tool that allows us to build a self-hosted backend quickly. You can host your Strapi installation and quickly build out your backend and database schema. Strapi will also give you a RESTful or GraphQL API out of the box!

There’s a lot to love about Strapi. It’s a Headless CMS that we can host ourselves. We can host Strapi on DigitalOcean using their 1-click installation and really speed up building our backend.

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Scotch.io Runs on DigitalOcean (and always has!)

By Chris on Code

About Scotch.io

Scotch.io is a web development tutorial blog that started out as a writing journey for me. We specialize in tutorials that are easy to understand, practical, and focus on real-world applications.

Scotch.io #RunsOnDO!

Biggest Challenges

The biggest challenges when creating a blog are about focus and consistency. As developers, it can be easy to become sidetracked and focus on things that aren’t our main value to our customers. Creating quality content is the best usage of our time. Figuring out how to host and scale our application servers is not the best use of our time.

DigitalOcean to the Rescue

Thanks to DigitalOcean, we were able to focus on content; we didn’t have to focus on creating servers for hosting or maintenance/scaling. DigitalOcean has all the tools that are incredibly simple to use.

Our competitive advantage is having high quality content. Our users don’t care abou

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