LoopBack vs Next.js: What are the differences?
LoopBack and Next.js are primarily classified as "Microframeworks (Backend)" and "Frameworks (Full Stack)" tools respectively.
"Need a nodejs ReST-API, DB, AAA, Swagger? Then loopback" is the primary reason why developers consider LoopBack over the competitors, whereas "Automatic server rendering and code splitting" was stated as the key factor in picking Next.js.
LoopBack and Next.js are both open source tools. Next.js with 39.7K GitHub stars and 4.93K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than LoopBack with 12.8K GitHub stars and 1.18K GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, Next.js has a broader approval, being mentioned in 118 company stacks & 218 developers stacks; compared to LoopBack, which is listed in 27 company stacks and 43 developer stacks.
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.
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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