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Scalatic

Scalatic is a simple, blog-aware, static site generator perfect for personal, project, or organization sites. Think of it like a file-based CMS, without all the complexity. Scalatic takes your content, renders GitHub flavored Markdown templates using the GitHub API, and spits out a complete, static website ready to be served by Apache, Nginx or another web server. A typical usage of Scalatic is to host blogs using GitHub Pages, which you can use to host sites right from your GitHub repositories.

Philosophy

Scalatic has been created with simplicity in mind: all you need to do is get the executable .JAR and run it using java -jar scalatic-X.X.X.jar /path/to/your/blog. The only parameter required is the path to your blog source files. Scalatic gets out of your way and allows you to concentrate on what truly matters: your content.