React, I was tempted by the Next.js framework’s ability to generate a static site. However, this turned out to not be very motivating to work on and was quickly abandoned after setting up the build pipeline. I needed something a little more… exciting.
I have never felt quite so ambivalent about a technology as I do about Rust. True Rustaceans would say I just haven’t written enough Rust yet and I’ll come around to loving it (once the stockholm syndrome kicks in). I get the feeling they’re correct since I have been enjoying using Rust more and more as I finish this project.
The HTML generation (and minification) is all handled by less than 200 lines of Rust, and I find it easy to read and work on.