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Decisions about Next.js, Yew Framework, and Yii

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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This website was originally written in Yii as PHP was my main language back then. After learning Django, I realized just how quickly you could build a web app with less lines. So I migrated my website to Django in a week or two and managed to cut down the lines of code by half. Some of the lines saving came from the models, the views, and the expressiveness of Python. Django requires like config for the models and they provide many generic views that abstracts away common patterns.

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Lucas Litton
Founder & CEO at Macombey · | 13 upvotes · 215.6K 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 Next.js
Pros of Yew Framework
Pros of Yii
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    Automatic server rendering and code splitting
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    Built with React
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    Easy setup
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    Universal JavaScript
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    Zero setup
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    Static site generator
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    Just JavaScript
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    Incremental static regeneration
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    Simple deployment
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    Frictionless development
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    Isomorphic React applications
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    Filesystem as an API
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    Everything is a function
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    Well Documented
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    Has many examples and integrations
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    Not nuxt
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    File based routing + hooks built in
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      Open source
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      Code generator
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      Active record
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      Full featured
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      High performance
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      Rapid development
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      Not bloated
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      Stable Release
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      View Helpers
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      Long Term Support
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      Modular architecture
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      Easy setup, easy develop

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    Cons of Next.js
    Cons of Yew Framework
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      Not Vue
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      Structure is weak compared to Angular(2+)
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      Is no Angular
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      Not flutter
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      Not Angular 2
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        Unnatural love of arrays
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        Too Opinionated
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        Promotes bad practice
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        Promotes spagetti code

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      What is Next.js?

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

      What is Yew Framework?

      A modern Rust framework inspired by Elm and ReactJS. This framework is designed to be compiled into modern browsers' runtimes: wasm, asm.js, emscripten.

      What is Yii?

      Yii comes with: MVC, DAO/ActiveRecord, I18N/L10N, caching, authentication and role-based access control, scaffolding, testing, etc. It can reduce your development time significantly.

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