Reasons to use Next.js for your web project

It’s hard to keep up with the speed at which the JavaScript ecosystem is evolving with new frameworks being released every year. Understanding the various JavaScript frameworks is vital, especially if you need a 100%-working approach.

Modern front-end web development is complete without JavaScript frameworks, which provide programmers with proven tools for building scalable, dynamic web applications.

What is Next.js?

Next.js is an open source web development framework built on top of Node.js that facilitates server-side rendering and static website deployment for React-based web applications.

Next.js offers the best developer experience that has all the features you need for production, including TypeScript support, smart merging, route prefetching, and hybrid static and server rendering.

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File system routing

Using the idea of pages as a foundation, Next.js has a filesystem based router. The route becomes automatically available when the file is added to the pages directory. You can define most templates using files in the pages directory.

Segments are available here for index route, nested route, and dynamic route. The router will automatically route files named index to the root of the directory when using this Index route.

Server Side Rendering

Depending on your application’s use case, data fetching in Next.js allows you to display information in a variety of ways. These include pre-rendering using static site generation (SSG) or server-side rendering (SSR), and dynamically creating or updating content using incremental static regeneration. Next.js will pre-render the page using the information provided by the getServerSideProps (Server Side Rendering) function if you export it from the page.

Static site generation

The list of paths to be created statically must be defined if the page uses “getStaticProps” and contains dynamic routes. Any paths provided by the getStaticPaths function (static site generation) exported from a page using dynamic routes will be statically pre-rendered by Next.js.

Pros of Next.js

Next.js is often used by the largest and most famous companies around the world. It is considered one of the fastest growing React frameworks and is great for use with static sites. The benefits of using Next are as follows:

  • For SEO, Next.js is fantastic. It allows you to create web applications with all the necessary features and interactivity while maintaining the SEO benefits of a static text web page. Through this, you can create a powerful online presence.
  • The user experience with Next.js is excellent. You are not required to adhere to any plugins, templates, or other restrictions imposed by e-commerce platforms or CMS. You have complete freedom to change the interface however you see fit, and you can also creatively edit things without any restrictions.
  • The performance of your website or web application is improved with Next.js. While downloading and running a significant amount of JavaScript code at the same time does not cause the browser to crash, it can significantly improve metrics such as Total Block Time (TBT). Always aim for times under 300ms. The faster your TBT grows, the faster people will find value in your online application.
  • Your website or application will be safe if you use Next.js. Next.js static websites don’t have a direct connection to the database, dependencies, user data, or any other private data because they don’t have any of that. Thus, data security is guaranteed.
  • As React and Next.js become more popular, so does the community of developers who use them. It will be easy to find a company or an independent contractor to make changes. Developers consistently find the best support for resource compilation, code splitting, and hot reloading in Next.js.

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