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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

Rendering strategies, from a performance and SEO perspective

Depending on the website or web application you want to build, you may consider different rendering strategies.

Every rendering strategy has its pros and cons, but the great thing about Next.js is that you don't have to compromise. Instead, you can choose the best rendering strategy for every single page in your web application.

Let's pretend Next.js doesn't exist for a moment. Pretty scary, isn't it?

We want to build a web application using React, but we have to compromise between rendering strategies.

Client-side rendering is a great starting point. The application would be deployed as a JavaScript bundle that dynamically generates the HTML content once it gets downloaded to the web browser. The performances will be outstanding, as all the computation will be done on the client side. In addition, the user experience will be amazing, as the customers would feel as if they were using a native...