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Real-World Next.js

By : Michele Riva
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Real-World Next.js

By: Michele Riva

Overview of this book

Next.js is a scalable and high-performance React.js framework for modern web development and provides a large set of features, such as hybrid rendering, route prefetching, automatic image optimization, and internationalization, out of the box. If you are looking to create a blog, an e-commerce website, or a simple website, this book will show you how you can use the multipurpose Next.js framework to create an impressive user experience. Starting with the basics of Next.js, the book demonstrates how the framework can help you reach your development goals. You'll realize how versatile Next.js is as you build real-world applications with step-by-step explanations. This Next.js book will guide you in choosing the right rendering methodology for your website, securing it, and deploying it to different providers, all while focusing on performance and developer happiness. By the end of the book, you'll be able to design, build, and deploy modern architectures using Next.js with any headless CMS or data source.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Part 1: Introduction to Next.js
Part 2: Hands-On Next.js
Part 3: Next.js by Example


In this chapter, we've seen how to integrate Next.js with two of the most popular web frameworks for Node.js: Express.js and Fastify. It is possible to integrate Next.js with other web frameworks, and the implementation won't be different from what we've seen in the previous sections.

One thing to consider when using a custom server of any kind (be it Express.js, Fastify, or any other framework) is that we cannot deploy it to some providers, such as Vercel or Netlify.

Technically speaking, many providers (Vercel, Netlify, Cloudflare, and so on) provide a great way to serve Node.js-powered applications: serverless functions. However, since this is quite an advanced topic, we will discuss it in depth in Chapter 11, Different Deployment Platforms.

As we'll see in Chapter 11, Different Deployment Platforms, Next.js is a framework highly optimized to run on Vercel, the infrastructure provided by the company behind the creation (and maintenance) of the...