Frederic Cambus

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Switching from Octopress to Hexo

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After a little bit more than two years blogging with Octopress, I recently switched to Hexo, a Node.js powered static blog framework. While Octopress was covering my requirements pretty well, managing Ruby versions and gem dependencies has been painful, and I ran into annoying issues numerous times. Nowadays, I would rather not have to deal with RVM and bundle to generate this site, especially since npm is such a joy to use compared to most package managers I've been working with.

The transition has been pretty straightforward as the posts format (Markdown with YAML headers) is the same one used by Jekyll and Octopress, and the rendering times are much faster thanks to Hexo generating pages in parrallel.