Discussion on: The Blitz.js Manifesto (A New Fullstack React Framework)

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Colum Ferry

To play devil's advocate, why should I choose Blitz over Next.js?

There seems to be a lot of common functionality. What really sets Blitz apart?

EDIT: Nevermind, this just essentially sits on top of Next.js, so it isn't really much different and rather you just create a pattern for handling data fetching. As far as I can see anyway?

Correct me if I'm wrong.

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Brandon 🚀 Blitz⚡️ Author

Next has zero opinions for anything other than routing.

Blitz provides conventions, file structure, data handling, background processing, data validation, db schema and migrations, code generation and scaffolding, project REPL for easily running and testing all your code, built in (and swappable) authn & authz, etc.

Additionally, Blitz removes the Next limitation of having all pages in a single folder. With Blitz, you can place your routes throughout the files structure as needed.