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A small framework for server-rendered universal JavaScript apps

What is Next.js?

Next.js is a minimalistic framework for server-rendered React applications.
Next.js is a tool in the Frameworks (Full Stack) category of a tech stack.
Next.js is an open source tool with 39.2K GitHub stars and 4.8K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Next.js's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Next.js?

108 companies reportedly use Next.js in their tech stacks, including CircleCI, Avocode, and OverCode Solutions.

196 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Next.js.

Next.js Integrations

React, Material-UI, Sanity, Tipe, and Glamorous are some of the popular tools that integrate with Next.js. Here's a list of all 6 tools that integrate with Next.js.

Why developers like Next.js?

Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use Next.js
Next.js Reviews

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Next.js in their tech stack.

Divine Bawa
Divine Bawa
at PayHub Ghana Limited · | 13 upvotes · 46.2K views

I just finished a web app meant for a business that offers training programs for certain professional courses. I chose this stack to test out my skills in graphql and react. I used Node.js , GraphQL , MySQL for the #Backend utilizing Prisma as a database interface for MySQL to provide CRUD APIs and graphql-yoga as a server. For the #frontend I chose React, styled-components for styling, Next.js for routing and SSR and Apollo for data management. I really liked the outcome and I will definitely use this stack in future projects.

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David Ritsema
David Ritsema
Frontend Architect at Herman Miller · | 7 upvotes · 8.9K views
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When we started thinking about technology options for our own Design System, we wanted to focus on two primary goals

  1. Build a design system site using design system components - a living prototype
  2. Explore new ways of working to position our technical capabilities for the future

We have a small team of developers responsible for the initial build so we knew that we couldn’t spend too much time maintaining infrastructure on the Backend. We also wanted freedom to make decisions on the Frontend with the ability to adapt over time.

For this first iteration we decided to use Node.js, React, and Next.js. Content will be managed via headless CMS in

  1. Next.js so that we can run React serverside without worrying about server code.
  2. so that our content is accessible via API and our frontend is fully independent.
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Gordon Wintrob
Gordon Wintrob
at Newfront Insurance · | 4 upvotes · 15K views
Create React App

We needed a frontend framework for to make it easier to work with JavaScript. We chose Next.js since it maintains the flexibility of something like Create React App but gives some structure on how to organize the app similar to Ember.js.

Webpack and Babel are configured out of the box for #ServerSideRendering, #TreeShaking, and other nice #JS features.

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Michael Mota
Michael Mota
CEO & Founder at AlterEstate · | 2 upvotes · 1.2K views

We use Next.js because it's the best framework for server side rendering on react right now. Our platform handle websites for clients, which means on all of those websites we need to worry about the SEO, and that google can find them on the search results. Next made it extremely easy in combination with express to be able to render dynamic routes based on the user configuration for their website. We were able to build a small "Wix" in our own platform. 😊

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Michael Mota
Michael Mota
CEO & Founder at AlterEstate · | 1 upvotes · 1K views

Having a single Next.js that handles several websites at the same time, with a lot of custom-unique components can be a pain in the a**, with TypeScript our team can see what props are needed and what kind of data needs to be passed to it in order to work correctly.

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Next.js's Features

  • Zero setup. Use the filesystem as an API
  • Only JavaScript. Everything is a function
  • Automatic server rendering and code splitting
  • Data fetching is up to the developer
  • Anticipation is the key to performance
  • Simple deployment

Next.js Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Next.js?
Next.js is a minimalistic framework for server-rendered React applications.
Create React App
Create React apps with no build configuration.
Node.js uses an event-driven, non-blocking I/O model that makes it lightweight and efficient, perfect for data-intensive real-time applications that run across distributed devices.
Rails is a web-application framework that includes everything needed to create database-backed web applications according to the Model-View-Controller (MVC) pattern.
Android SDK
Android provides a rich application framework that allows you to build innovative apps and games for mobile devices in a Java language environment.
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