What is Next.js?
Hot Code Reloading
Next.js includes Hot Code Reloading (HCR) to improve developer efficiency. Next.js prevents the need to refresh or restart the application by tracking any code changes and automatically applying them to the running application, allowing developers to see the effects of their chagnes in realtime.
With Server-Side Rendering (SSR), Next.js improves SEO and initial size speed by rendering React components on the server and sending the final HTML to the client. You can learn more about rendering techniques here.
Automatic Code Splitting
The Next.js router includes the option for prefetching. The Link component, used to link together different pages, supports a prefetch prop which automatically prefetches page resources (including code missing due to code splitting) in the background. By downloading content before it is needed, the application will feel faster to the end-user.
Next.js is written in TypeScript and as such comes with excellent TypeScript support.
Why Use Next.js eCommerce
Next js delivers superior application performance with its code being split into separate bundles that are lazily loaded behind the scenes. This allows achieving superior performance even with an unstable connection.
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SDK Optimized for Next.js
With our SDK and a rich feature set at your fingertips, power your inventory, carts, categorization, search, shopping cart, and more. We help you to easily create and bring to life beautiful Next eCommerce experiences.
D2C Starter Kit
The D2C Starter Kit is build on Next.js and can kickstart your development process. Available on GitHub, this project provides the setup and functionality for a rich and performance eCommerce solution.
You can get started with Elastic Path Commerce Cloud and Next.js by cloning the application and starting the dev server:
npm run dev
Next.js is a react framework used for front-end development that enables us to use functionalities such as generating static websites and server-side rendering for react-based web applications per zealousweb.com.
The answer is both: Next.js is a pre-rendered React app in the client-side that users can view and interact with and is considered as front-end. At the same time, it also does server-side rendering and API routes which can perform server-side code and access data in the database and can be considered backend per stackoverflow.com
Next.js is used by some huge companies such as Netflix, Uber, Starbucks and Twitch per pagepro.co.
Tsh.io explains that Next.js is popular because it solved a problem that many web developers used to have with web applications rendered on the client side (in the browser). Those single page applications (SPAs) featured improved UX because they required no reloading from the user and provided additional interactivity.
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