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Discussion on: 3,000+ words on why you should use Next.js

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Jorge Chayan

Summary:

Why React? Because it's popular
Why next? Because you want slow SSR

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drew.tech Author

SSR isn't really the only option for Next.js apps anymore. Have you looked into getIntialProps, getStaticPaths, and Incremental Static Regeneration? All forms of SSG and that super fast.

Why React isn't really the correct subtitle for that area of the essay. It's important to know that Next.js likely only became popular by riding the wave of React.

There are much better resources than this essay that talk about why React is a solid technical choice.