When I was starting this blog and was researching what options are out there in terms of blogging systems, I was looking for a simple developer focused blogging solution that I could use for publishing posts hosted on github pages. I found Octopress and decided to use it, mostly because it popped up often in Google search results and had a tag line that I liked: A blogging framework designed for hackers. And it was fine.
Recently though, I stumbled upon JBake. I liked it so much that I'm switching my blog away from Octopress. JBake is something that I often thought about creating myself. Here's what I like about it:
There's one thing I miss in JBake - I wish it had "watch for changes" mode that would automatically build the pages once a change in content or templates is detected.
Finally, to be fair, in retrospect I probably shouldn't have chosen Octopress. It's not what I've been looking for in the first place. Without knowing JBake existed, I probably should have used Jekyll - the engine that Octopress is built on top of. JBake is in fact inspired by Jekyll and Jekyll provides the simplicity that I was actually looking for.