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Aurelia vs Next.js: What are the differences?

Aurelia: Next gen JS framework written with ES6 and ES7. Integrates with Web Components. No external dependencies except polyfills. Aurelia is a next generation JavaScript client framework that leverages simple conventions to empower your creativity; Next.js: *A small framework for server-rendered universal JavaScript apps *. Next.js is a minimalistic framework for server-rendered React applications.

Aurelia can be classified as a tool in the "Javascript MVC Frameworks" category, while Next.js is grouped under "Frameworks (Full Stack)".

Some of the features offered by Aurelia are:

  • Two-Way Databinding
  • Routing & UI Composition
  • Extensible HTML

On the other hand, Next.js provides the following key features:

  • Zero setup. Use the filesystem as an API
  • Only JavaScript. Everything is a function
  • Automatic server rendering and code splitting

"Simple with conventions" is the primary reason why developers consider Aurelia over the competitors, whereas "Automatic server rendering and code splitting" was stated as the key factor in picking Next.js.

Aurelia and Next.js are both open source tools. It seems that Next.js with 38.7K GitHub stars and 4.69K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Aurelia with 11.1K GitHub stars and 665 GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, Next.js has a broader approval, being mentioned in 82 company stacks & 69 developers stacks; compared to Aurelia, which is listed in 17 company stacks and 11 developer stacks.

Decisions about Aurelia and Next.js

We choose Next.js for our React framework because it's very minimal and has a very organized file structure. Also, it offers key features like zero setups, automatic server rendering and code splitting, typescript support. Our app requires some loading time to process the video, server-side rendering will allow our website to display faster than client-side rending.

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We’re a new startup so we need to be able to deliver quick changes as we find our product market fit. We’ve also got to ensure that we’re moving money safely, and keeping perfect records. The technologies we’ve chosen mix mature but well maintained frameworks like Django, with modern web-first and api-first front ends like GraphQL, NextJS, and Chakra. We use a little Golang sparingly in our backend to ensure that when we interact with financial services, we do so with statically compiled, strongly typed, and strictly limited and reviewed code.

You can read all about it in our linked blog post.

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Lucas Litton
Founder & CEO at Macombey · | 13 upvotes · 223.5K views

Next.js is probably the most enjoyable React framework our team could have picked. The development is an extremely smooth process, the file structure is beautiful and organized, and the speed is no joke. Our work with Next.js comes out much faster than if it was built on pure React or frameworks alike. We were previously developing all of our projects in Meteor before making the switch. We left Meteor due to the slow compiler and website speed. We deploy all of our Next.js projects on Vercel.

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Hey guys,

My backend set up is Prisma / GraphQL-Yoga at the moment, and I love it. It's so intuitive to learn and is really neat on the frontend too, however, there were a few gotchas when I was learning! Especially around understanding how it all pieces together (the stack). There isn't a great deal of information out there on exactly how to put into production my set up, which is a backend set up on a Digital Ocean droplet with Prisma/GraphQL Yoga in a Docker Container using Next & Apollo Client on the frontend somewhere else. It's such a niche subject, so I bet only a few hundred people have got a website with this stack in production. Anyway, I wrote a blog post to help those who might need help understanding it. Here it is, hope it helps!

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Pros of Aurelia
Pros of Next.js
  • 47
    Simple with conventions
  • 42
    Modern architecture
  • 39
    Makes sense and is mostly javascript not framework
  • 31
  • 28
    Integrates well with other components
  • 27
    Easy to use
  • 25
    Dependency Injection
  • 22
  • 20
    Great router
  • 16
    Adaptive Data Binding
  • 13
    Typescript, ES2015, ES2016
  • 11
    IoC, Modularity, Simplicity, Full Stack
  • 9
    Good binding system
  • 9
    Based on ES7
  • 6
  • 6
    Convention based
  • 5
    Quick to develop
  • 4
    Solid Documentation
  • 4
    Evolving standards compliance
  • 4
    Smooth learning curve
  • 4
    Outstanding Support (paid)
  • 1
    Reactive binding system
  • 1
  • 33
    Automatic server rendering and code splitting
  • 28
    Built with React
  • 25
    Easy setup
  • 19
    Universal JavaScript
  • 18
    Zero setup
  • 16
  • 12
    Static site generator
  • 9
    Just JavaScript
  • 8
    Frictionless development
  • 8
    Simple deployment
  • 8
    Incremental static regeneration
  • 7
    Filesystem as an API
  • 7
    Isomorphic React applications
  • 7
  • 6
    Everything is a function
  • 5
    Has many examples and integrations
  • 5
    Well Documented
  • 3
    Not nuxt
  • 1
    File based routing + hooks built in

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Cons of Aurelia
Cons of Next.js
  • 4
  • 7
    Not Vue
  • 6
    Structure is weak compared to Angular(2+)
  • 2
  • 2
    Is no Angular
  • 2
    Not flutter
  • 1
    Not Angular 2

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What is Aurelia?

Aurelia is a next generation JavaScript client framework that leverages simple conventions to empower your creativity.

What is Next.js?

Next.js is a minimalistic framework for server-rendered React applications.

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What are some alternatives to Aurelia and Next.js?
Angular 2
It is a TypeScript-based open-source web application framework. It is a development platform for building mobile and desktop web applications.
Lots of people use React as the V in MVC. Since React makes no assumptions about the rest of your technology stack, it's easy to try it out on a small feature in an existing project.
AngularJS lets you write client-side web applications as if you had a smarter browser. It lets you use good old HTML (or HAML, Jade and friends!) as your template language and lets you extend HTML’s syntax to express your application’s components clearly and succinctly. It automatically synchronizes data from your UI (view) with your JavaScript objects (model) through 2-way data binding.
If you've ever built a JavaScript application, the chances are you've encountered – or at least heard of – frameworks like React, Angular, Vue and Ractive. Like Svelte, these tools all share a goal of making it easy to build slick interactive user interfaces. Rather than interpreting your application code at run time, your app is converted into ideal JavaScript at build time. That means you don't pay the performance cost of the framework's abstractions, or incur a penalty when your app first loads.
Blazor is a .NET web framework that runs in any browser. You author Blazor apps using C#/Razor and HTML.
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