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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

Creating e-commerce websites for the modern web

Since the internet started to spread at the end of the 90s, it opened a world of possibilities for online businesses. As a result, many companies began to develop software-as-a-service (SaaS) products to help people build their own online shopping platforms.

Today, there are several significant players in this area: Shopify, Big Cartel, WordPress (using WooCommerce or other plugins), and Magento, just to name a few.

There are also companies, such as PayPal and Stripe, that make it incredibly easy to integrate payment methods on any platform, paving the ground for custom e-commerce creation, where our imagination is the only limit.

When talking about "limits" in e-commerce creation, I'm referring to the fact that certain SaaS platforms can make it hard for us developers to customize the UI, payment flow, and so on.

Shopify, as an example, solved this problem by creating a new server-side-rendered React.js framework...