I am developing the website based on the templates and I'd like to
discuss about the technologies to be used. I am personally in favor of
static generation, since:
- It's easier to maintain
- Changes can happen in a pull-request process.
- No need for a database or any external resources
- It's fast (because it's static)
- Can be deployed using Github's infrastructure
- Templates can be easily adapted
We already do this with the Forge 1 website and it's playing well so
far. However since I am not a big fan of Ruby, I am playing a bit with
JBake (which uses Freemarker) and found it quite interesting.
We could make it part of a CI job, and fire when changes in the
The development branch uses JSF+JPA and it's quite a burden to maintain
(sync changes to DB, etc) and it's slow.
I believe the best would be having the data available in Github as a
JSON/YAML file and use that in the website generation. Docs can also be
generated inside the website through git submodules (with the forge/docs
There is the advantage of not needing extra resources (Openshift gears
George Gastaldi | Senior Software Engineer
JBoss Forge Team
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