Static Site Generators

Bagatto – transparent, extensible static site generator

Bagatto is a static site generator written in Janet, a functional and imperative programming language.

Site authors construct sites by writing ordinary Janet modules, with the full power of the language and ecosystem behind them. To create a Bagatto website, you should create a single Janet source file. Because you’re writing normal source code, you have the full power of the Janet language at your disposal. Bagatto tries to keep the “magic” to a minimum; in all cases, it tries to make the process of loading source files and of generating new files completely transparent, inspectable and extensible.

Bagatto operates in two phases: the data phase and the site phase.

In the data phase, Bagatto will read a data specification and use it to create a table containing all the input data. Data specifications that consist of literal attributes will result in site data containing those same attributes. Specifications of a single file path will result in site data pertaining to the one file. Specifications of a file wildcard will result in an array of data objects, one for each file that matches the wildcard.

In the site phase, Bagatto will read the site specification and use it to generate a sequence of files. Each site specification will ultimately specify the path and contents of one or more files. Bagatto will then ensure the presence of each file path and ensure that its contents are as specified.

This is free and open source software.

Features include:

  • Exposes the native terms of the Janet programming language to site authors and relies on ordinary functions to generate output values. This approach, rather than asking authors to define their sites using a configuration language, means that the machinery that produces your website is always available and inspectable. There is no hidden functionality.
  • Straightforward, non-magic interface.
  • Fast – makes intelligent use of multithreading and caching to quickly process files with many different sources and outputs, and there‚Äôs no start-up overhead.

Website: bagatto.co
Support: Manual
Developer: Z.D. Smith
License: 3-clause BSD License

Bagatto is written in Janet (a Lisp-like language). Learn Lisp with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

Return to Lisp Static Site Generators


Popular series
Free and Open Source SoftwareThe largest compilation of the best free and open source software in the universe. Each article is supplied with a legendary ratings chart helping you to make informed decisions.
ReviewsHundreds of in-depth reviews offering our unbiased and expert opinion on software. We offer helpful and impartial information.
Alternatives to Proprietary SoftwareReplace proprietary software with open source alternatives: Google, Microsoft, Apple, Adobe, IBM, Autodesk, Oracle, Atlassian, Corel, Cisco, Intuit, and SAS.
GamesAwesome Free Linux Games Tools showcases a series of tools that making gaming on Linux a more pleasurable experience. This is a new series.
Artificial intelligence iconMachine Learning explores practical applications of machine learning and deep learning from a Linux perspective. We've written reviews of more than 40 self-hosted apps. All are free and open source.
Guide to LinuxNew to Linux? Read our Linux for Starters series. We start right at the basics and teach you everything you need to know to get started with Linux.
Alternatives to popular CLI tools showcases essential tools that are modern replacements for core Linux utilities.
System ToolsEssential Linux system tools focuses on small, indispensable utilities, useful for system administrators as well as regular users.
ProductivityLinux utilities to maximise your productivity. Small, indispensable tools, useful for anyone running a Linux machine.
AudioSurveys popular streaming services from a Linux perspective: Amazon Music Unlimited, Myuzi, Spotify, Deezer, Tidal.
Saving Money with LinuxSaving Money with Linux looks at how you can reduce your energy bills running Linux.
Home ComputersHome computers became commonplace in the 1980s. Emulate home computers including the Commodore 64, Amiga, Atari ST, ZX81, Amstrad CPC, and ZX Spectrum.
Now and ThenNow and Then examines how promising open source software fared over the years. It can be a bumpy ride.
Linux at HomeLinux at Home looks at a range of home activities where Linux can play its part, making the most of our time at home, keeping active and engaged.
Linux CandyLinux Candy reveals the lighter side of Linux. Have some fun and escape from the daily drudgery.
DockerGetting Started with Docker helps you master Docker, a set of platform as a service products that delivers software in packages called containers.
Android AppsBest Free Android Apps. We showcase free Android apps that are definitely worth downloading. There's a strict eligibility criteria for inclusion in this series.
Programming BooksThese best free books accelerate your learning of every programming language. Learn a new language today!
Programming TutorialsThese free tutorials offer the perfect tonic to our free programming books series.
Linux Around The WorldLinux Around The World showcases usergroups that are relevant to Linux enthusiasts. Great ways to meet up with fellow enthusiasts.
Stars and StripesStars and Stripes is an occasional series looking at the impact of Linux in the USA.
Subscribe
Notify of
guest

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments