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Create React App vs Next.js: What are the differences?

Create React App: Create React apps with no build configuration. Create React apps with no build configuration; Next.js: *A small framework for server-rendered universal JavaScript apps *. Next.js is a minimalistic framework for server-rendered React applications.

Create React App can be classified as a tool in the "Javascript UI Libraries" category, while Next.js is grouped under "Frameworks (Full Stack)".

Create React App and Next.js are both open source tools. It seems that Create React App with 69.4K GitHub stars and 15.8K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Next.js with 38.7K GitHub stars and 4.7K GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, Next.js has a broader approval, being mentioned in 82 company stacks & 69 developers stacks; compared to Create React App, which is listed in 24 company stacks and 67 developer stacks.

What is Create React App?

Create React apps with no build configuration.

What is Next.js?

Next.js is a minimalistic framework for server-rendered React applications.
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      What are some alternatives to Create React App and Next.js?
      Create React Native App
      Create React Native App allows you to work with all of the Components and APIs in React Native, as well as most of the JavaScript APIs that the Expo App provides.
      Expo
      Exponent lets web developers build truly native apps that work across both iOS and Android by writing them once in just JavaScript.
      Brunch
      Brunch is an assembler for HTML5 applications. It's agnostic to frameworks, libraries, programming, stylesheet & templating languages and backend technology.
      React Native
      React Native enables you to build world-class application experiences on native platforms using a consistent developer experience based on JavaScript and React. The focus of React Native is on developer efficiency across all the platforms you care about - learn once, write anywhere. Facebook uses React Native in multiple production apps and will continue investing in React Native.
      React.js Boilerplate
      Quick setup for new performance orientated, offline–first React.js applications featuring Redux, hot–reloading, PostCSS, react-router, ServiceWorker, AppCache, FontFaceObserver and Mocha.
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      We never have to worry about setting up Webpack and other tooling again.

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