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Build a Static Site Generator

Build a static site generator from scratch, similar to Jekyll, Hugo, or Gatsby in Python.

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Lane

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Lane is a back-end engineer and the lead instructor of Boot.dev. He has taught over one million students worldwide, on Boot.dev, FreeCodeCamp, YouTube and the Backend Banter podcast. Lane worked as a backend engineer writing Go, Python and TypeScript, then moved into engineering management and a couple of years later left to build Boot.dev full-time.

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Build a Static Site Generator

Ever wondered how SEO and performance-optimized static site generators like Hugo work? In this guided project you'll build your own from scratch using Python. You'll put a lot of your learnings from Object-Oriented Programming and Functional Programming to use in a tangible web project. This project isn't for the faint of heart, but it's well worth the effort. You'll come away with a deeper understanding of static content management.

10 Hours

of interactive content

23 Addicting

lessons and quizzes

Earn a certificate

of completion

A key part of

the back-end track

Avoid tutorial hell

by writing a ton of code

Learn online

to not interrupt life

Chapter List

1
Static Sites
Learn about what a static site is, and start building the functionality necessary to process and move static HTML and Markdown files.
2
Nodes
Build the core HTML generation logic that will power your static site generator. Use recursion and OOP to build an easily understandable and maintainable system.
3
Inline
Build the inline markdown parsing logic, and the logic to generate inline HTML elements.
4
Blocks
Handle entire blocks of markdown, and generate the HTML nodes that represent them.
5
Website
Put the entire static site generator together, and publish your first website.

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