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Real-World Next.js

By : Michele Riva
Book Image

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 write unit, integration, and end-to-end tests using some of the most popular libraries and test runners out there, such as Cypress, Jest, and react-testing-library.

As mentioned multiple times during the chapter, testing is essential for any application development and release process. It should be taken seriously as it can be the difference between a successful and an unsuccessful product.

In the next chapter, we will focus on a different yet crucial topic: SEO and performance. Even if our code base is 100% tested, well-designed, and working great, we need to consider its SEO score and performance. In many cases, we want as many people as possible to be browsing our applications, and we must take care of search engine optimization to reach a large audience to validate our product.