Why I love Astro as a static site generator
There are numerous static site generators out there. Each one of them have their own strength and weaknesses. For instance, I have been building static websites with frameworks like Nuxt and Next. These frameworks are solid in their own way and they get the job done. However, in recent times, out of curiosity, I decided to upgrade my portfolio website to a newer framework called Astro. At first I was not sure if it was worth a try but I decided to test it out anyway.
Outlined below are some of the top reasons as to why I love Astro
- Dead code is auto magically removed and only essential UI components are hydrated as per your configuration. This feature is a huge performance booster.
- It is easy to deploy
You can view the code to my portfolio website on Github.