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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

Dealing with performance

Performance and SEO are two important aspects of any web application. Performance, in particular, can affect the SEO score, as a lousy-performing website will lower the SEO score.

At the beginning of this chapter, we've already seen how choosing the right rendering strategy can help us improve performance, but sometimes, we have to compromise between a slightly lower performance in favor of security, business logic, and suchlike.

Another thing that can potentially increase (or decrease) performance is the deployment platform. For instance, if you're deploying a Next.js static website to a CDN such as Cloudflare or AWS Cloudfront, you're likely to get the best possible performance. On the other hand, deploying a server-side rendered application to a small, cheap server will probably give you some trouble once the website starts to scale and the server is not prepared for handling all the incoming requests, leading to bad performance. We...