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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)

Deploying to Heroku

Taking care of the health of your Node.js server in server-side rendering mode can be tricky; you have to monitor the different parameters, you have to take care of logs, and do all the other operational things. Nowadays, lots of providers offer free and paid servers, where you can deploy apps without the necessity of diving into server-side specifics; you write apps, and they do the rest.

A popular service called Heroku ( offers various servers for different languages, including JS and Node.js in particular; they have optimized containers that can run your apps.

After you have signed up to Heroku, create a new project, name it, and once created, click Connect to Github. Type in the name of the repository and click Connect:

If you want everything to be fully automatic, click Wait for CI to pass before deploy (we assume you have already added...