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Next.js Quick Start Guide

By : Kirill Konshin
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Next.js Quick Start Guide

By: Kirill Konshin

Overview of this book

Next.js is a powerful addition to the ever-growing and dynamic JavaScript world. Built on top of React, Webpack, and Babel, it is a minimalistic framework for server-rendered universal JavaScript applications. This book will show you the best practices for building sites using Next. js, enabling you to build SEO-friendly and superfast websites. This book will guide you from building a simple single page app to a scalable and reliable client-server infrastructure. You will explore code sharing between client and server, universal modules, and server-side rendering. The book will take you through the core Next.js concepts that everyone is talking about – hot reloading, code splitting, routing, server rendering, transpilation, CSS isolation, and more. You will learn ways of implementing them in order to create your own universal JavaScript application. You will walk through the building and deployment stages of your applications with the JSON API,customizing the confguration, error handling,data fetching, deploying to production, and authentication.
Table of Contents (9 chapters)

Running a Next.js production build

Next.js supports two kinds of production usage, static and dynamic, the main difference being that a static build can be served by any static HTTP server as a static website, whereas dynamic usage means that there will be a Next.js server that executes the production build:

  1. Static mode is best suited for simple websites with no dynamic content. We need to add a script to package.json:
"scripts": {
"build": "next build",
"static": "next export"
  1. Then, we have to add a next.config.js with a path map (this was fixed in 6.0.0; you no longer have to do it for 1-1 matches of filesystems and URLs):
      // next.config.js
module.exports = {
exportPathMap: () => ({
'/': {page: '/'}
  1. Now...