A framework for static web applications.
Firmant is a framework for developing static web applications.
Much of today’s web development focuses on developing dynamic applications that regenerate the page for each view. Firmant takes a different approach that allows for publishing of static content that can be served by most http servers.
Some of the benefits of this approach include:
Build locally, deploy anywhere. Many notable server distributions (including CentOS 5, and Debian Lenny) still ship old (pre-2.6) versions of Python. With Firmant, this is not an issue as static output may be published anywhere independent of the system where it was built.
Quicker page load times. Search engines and viewers expect near-instant page load times and static content can meet these expectations. Dynamic content can as well; however, it often requires more than simple hardware to do so.
Offline publishing capability. Previewing changes to a website does not require Internet access, as the changes are all made locally. Changes do not need to be pushed to a remote server.
Store content in revision control. This is not strictly a feature granted by generating static pages. Firmant is designed to make storing all content in a repository a trivial task – something that web application frameworks that are powered by relational databases do not consider.
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