After almost five years of using Pelican as my static site generator, I’ve migrated to the Hugo tool. While I enjoyed Pelican and it’s flexibility, it’s performance started to bother me when building a site from scratch. Depending on what else was running on my laptop, a full build could take 15-20 seconds. This isn’t the end of the world, but in comparison Hugo takes less than 100 milliseconds. If it was simply a matter of build time, I may not have really cared that much, but I’ve been using Hugo to build the site and documentation for Reaper, the open source repair tool we maintain at The Last Pickle.