If you have read one of my posts lately, you were probably able to figure out that my personal site runs on Jekyll — the most known static site generator in the world of Ruby.

Not only am I a really huge fan of it, but it was also the biggest part of the intention that helped me start blogging again.

Now, about one year after I’ve made the first commit, I felt like it didn’t manage to live up to my expectations anymore: Not only have I learned an awful lot about web tooling, but I also came across many better ways to accomplish certain tasks while developing a project.

So I’ve asked myself: “There’s a shit ton of things you’d like to change in front of you, why don’t you try making one yourself?”.

And while I definitely had in mind that it’s usually not such a good idea to reinvent the wheel (especially on the web, where a lot of stuff can easily be modified through pull requests), I did it.

I not just wanted to create a copy of existing packages for the fun of it, but rather a completely new one that combines all of my knowledge into a fast, up-to-date static site generator written in pure JavaScript.

So here it is: Cory.

If you’re looking for such a generator but haven’t yet made your choice, you definitely need to give it a try.

Just take a few minutes of your time and get ready to enjoy what the web has to offer today: Clean, logic-less templates written in either Handlebars or Markdown, JavaScript transpiling, Sass, gzip’d files, an automated deployment workflow for GitHub, source-maps and etc.!

And since it’s written in JavaScript, it’s easy for all the frontend people to help us with adding features and fixing bugs.