Next.Js needs no configuration or webpack and comes with its own configuration which makes it a plug and go coding solution.
Rust Compiler in Next.js
And the best part is, with this new Next.js version, it comes with a Rust compiler which uses native compilation to give 3 times faster refresh and 5 times faster build and we haven’t even shared the best part yet. You don’t need to know rust.
Apart from the Rust compiler, another important feature is the Middleware.
Middleware in Next.js
Middleware allows you to code over configuration which basically means a code can be run before a request is completed allowing modifications to the response like rewriting, redirecting, adding headers, etc, making it more relevant to the request. Though middleware is not new as a concept and has been previously used in Express.js too, with Next.js it brings more flexibility and better configured responses to incoming requests.
Let’s take a look at all the 12 new reason and features and understand why switching to this new version might be a good decision.
- Image Component and Image Optimization– Next.Js comes with an image component and image optimization. The image component is an expansion of the HTML <img> component, and the image optimization allows the images to be resized, developed and served in the current configuration like WebP when the browser upholds it. This ensures that huge pictures are not transported to gadgets with smaller viewport. Automatic Image optimization works for pictures for pictures from any source even those from outside and allows Next js to adapt to future picture formats and serve them to browsers helping those formats.
- Static Files– Another feature Next js boasts of is the serve static documents, similar to images
- Typescript– Next js allows you to have an IDE like experience by providing a coordinated TypeScript experience.
- Supported Browsers and Features– Next Js supports all the new browsers including Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Edge, Opera, et al) without having to design additionally, it infuses polyfills needed for IE11 compatibility and these polyfills are disposed off from the production build to avoid duplicates.
- ESLint– Once ext.js lint is added as a script to package.json Next Js can provide an integrated ESLint experience.
- Fast refresh– if alters are made to react parts, Next Js, Fast Refresh shows edits within a second, without losing the component state.
- Meta Tags– If SEO is on the mind, Next Js takes care of characterizing own, independent titles, keywords, and portrayals for each page.
- Routing – Exploring from one subpage to another is super easy while using Next Js and instant Link component can divert to different pages smoothly.
- Lazy Loading – It tricks clients into staying on your application by showing a spinner when the page is taking time to load.
- Data Fetching– It features two sides of rendering Static Generation and Server-side Rendering
- Static Rendering- HTMP is produced at build time and is reused on each request
- Server Side Rendering- HTML is produced on each request
Next.js may present itself as a challenge to learn however it attempts to simplify several aspects of application development and hence makes it worth the effort.
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