- 21 February 2021
Sphinx is a document generator tool which was originally written for generating Python documentation. Sphinx uses reStructuredText as its markup language but you can write in markdown too.
I have created this blog using Sphinx and its related technologies with inspiration from Predictably Noisy. While there are many static site generators available such as Hugo, Jekyll and others I am familiar with Python’s ecosystem the most which led to my decision of using Sphinx. The bonus is that using myst_nb or nbsphinx Jupyter notebooks can be directly rendered into articles or pages for the website. As per my knowledge none of the other popular static site generators provide ability to render Jupyter notebooks directly into blog posts. In addition to that Sphinx gives you a rich markup to write your articles.