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Discussion on: Is Next JS really that good?

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Darren

There are advantages depending on what you are wanting to achieve. Certainly if you are wanting better SEO, routing and rapid development straight out the box then Next is a pretty good choice for that. However like everything there are some downsides to be aware of and it is not suitable for everything.

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Douglas Parsons Author

What downsides are these? I've not heard of any!

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Darren

Oh there are not many. Main thing is remembering it is opinionated and a number of choices have been made for you so you have to do things the Next way. I have not run into any specific issues personally but it is worth noting encase you want to change any core feature later. Personally when building a single page app then I find a regular react app easier/quicker/lighter. Certainly all experiences I've had with Next.js have been good ones.