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Not included with Federalist

Large file hosting

GitHub isn’t generally set up to host more than a gigabyte of file content and Federalist’s build container can’t accommodate extremely large repositories in the build process. Instead, you should store very large files separately and link to them from your Federalist site.

Code editing tools

While it is possible to edit files directly in Github, in practice, this is cumbersome and limited. A local development environment will improve your efficiency when editing code, provide faster feedback for frequent changes, and enable a better debugging experience. Static site engines, such as Jekyll or Node-based tools, require you to have a local environment to ensure that the dependencies of your project are managed properly.