It classifies itself as the following: “Jekyll is a blog-aware, static site generator in Ruby.”
I’m not exactly sure what all of that means but many people have started using it as a blogging system, where it has features such as permalinks, categories, pages, posts, and custom layouts for your content.
Well, it’s been a while since the last update – February of this year in fact, so this is a major release (obviously) finally sporting the full 1.0 title.
Parker J. Moore, one of the core developers on the project now, shared a few insights into his experience and how all of this came about:
As many of you know, Jekyll lay mostly stagnant for quite some time. At 0.11.2 and 0.12.0, it was pretty stable. It had some annoying bugs, but nothing much that couldn’t be worked around or monkey-patched.
After using Jekyll last summer to help build Cornell’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences website, I took a renewed interest in seeing this project move forward. Last December, Tom answered my offers to help with the development of Jekyll by adding me as a contributor.
I’m happy to say that it has come a long way since then, and I’m very proud to be a part of a team that has pushed this project to new heights.
Congrats to the team and for all those who contributed to get this 1.0 out the door! For those that are interested in looking into Jekyll as RnD you may find it refreshing how simple and elegant of a solution Jekyll really is.