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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 the previous sections, we saw how to create a straightforward e-commerce website using GraphCMS and Stripe, two incredible products that can help build scalable, secure, and maintainable storefronts.

Even though we've made some significant progress during this chapter, we're still missing some features that would deserve an entire book on them exclusively.

For example, if we now want to navigate back from the Stripe checkout to the cart page, we will see that our shopping cart is empty, as the cart context is not persistent. And what if we want to allow our users to create an account and see the shipping progress, order history, and other helpful information?

As you can imagine, these are complex topics, and there's no way we can manage them in one chapter exclusively. One thing's for sure: once we know how to handle users and authentication via Auth0, product inventory and order history on GraphCMS, and checkout on Stripe, we have all the elements...