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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 is a well known workhorse, but nowadays there are newer players that can do things even easier, for example,

In addition to the previous example, just add one more script with the now-specific name now-start to package.json:

// package.json
"scripts": {
"heroku-postbuild": "npm run build",
"build": "next build",
"start": "next",
"server": "next start",
"now-start": "npm run server",
"test": "NODE_ENV=test jest"

Then, install Now Desktop from their website, register/login, and run this:

$ now

That will produce something like this:

$ now

> Your credentials and configuration were migrated to "~/.now"
> Deploying ~/Sites/next-test under xxx
> Your deployment's code and logs...