Next.JS - the production ready react on steroids framework
It has a ton of inbuilt modules which makes development even more amazing text to image module as an instance. It automatically optimises the images as per the weight and height and other factors. The
It's called react on steroids because of all these inbuilt module sentence of features which come along with next.
Other frameworks like blitz.js are made on top of next.js, adding more functionalities to the framework. Next JS has a support for server side rendering which makes it incredibly faster than react and the content is available to web crawlers too.
To initialise a next.js application, run:
npx create-next-app@latest # or yarn create next-app
You can create a TypeScript project with the --ts, --typescript flag:
npx create-next-app@latest --ts # or yarn create next-app --typescript
pages directory is the entry point of the application as well as the URL structure of your website.
pages/about.js will be available at
public directory will contain your assets and other images for files which are not controlled by next.
You can create as many folders and can also access them.
Like, making component folder which will contain usable components which you can reuse in different pages without writing same code every time.
Next js is an amazing framework for creating beautiful applications with react which perform amazingly in search results and performant on the user's side.
It's evolving into other framework too like blitz.js which are having a bit of ruby like approach.
Anyways, next is a must try if you're a react developer!
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