In the previous post on Hugo I described why I ended up with a Static Site Generator, in this on I will describe my reasons for choosing Hugo. Easy to get started Hugo is written in Go and is compiled for all major (and some not so major) operation system. And it’s compiled to ONE single file and that is all you need. No need for downloading a runtime, installing a million packages and having updates breaking corners of the site - I’m look at you, NodeJS!
A couple of years ago when I started this blog I had a look at the different possibilities regarding hosting, technology and so on. Early in the processed decided that one of my main criteria was that post were written in Markdown. This format makes a lot of sense to me you don’t have to mock around with WYSIWYG editors that always end up – at best – generating some shady HTML.