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Spike

Why should you care?

We static.

If you’re building a website or client-side app – then :cactus: spike is probably for you. Spike aims to be simple, efficient, and a pleasure to use.

Spike certainly is not the only static site generator out there, but in our opinion, it’s the most powerful and easiest to use.

Spike is from the same team that brought you Roots. The thinking behind moving past Roots is explained in this article. Please feel free to comment and contribute.

The Stack

Spike is fairly strict in enforcing a default stack. However, the stack allows for quite a large amount of flexibility as both the css and js parsers are able to accept plugins. Also spike’s core compiler is Webpack, so you can customize your project with loaders and plugins. The inflexibility of the stack means faster compiles and better stability. We use…