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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)

Next.js Configuration

We have already touched on this topic slightly in the previous chapter, but this time let's dive a bit deeper into it.

Although Next.js provides lots and lots of perks out of the box, sometimes it is required to add some extra stuff, just like before, for CSS and image support.

Next.js, especially the latest version, offers a good amount of tools to customize the build and add lots of uncommon things.

In this chapter, we will learn about:

  • Special pages
  • How to make custom configurations
  • How to customize Webpack; for example, how to add TypeScript support
  • How to configure Babel