DEV Community

Cover image for 7 Reasons why you should start using Nuxtjs
Kenechukwu Josiah
Kenechukwu Josiah

Posted on

7 Reasons why you should start using Nuxtjs

Let's begin by understanding what Nuxt is. Nuxt is an open-source framework built on Vue.js. It's type safe and highly performant. One of its cool features is that it uses directory structure to automate a lot of tasks. For example, it automatically defines routes based on the file structure in the pages directory, enables code splitting for faster loading times, and supports server-side rendering by default. It also provides features like automatic import using composables in the composables directory.

How Nuxt works
Nuxt uses the Nitro server to serve various rendering modes, such as SSR, SPA, and ISA. By default, it uses SSR, which means the initial page is rendered on the server, and then JavaScript handles subsequent page routing on the client side. One of the coolest features is the ability to configure the rendering mode according to your needs. Nuxt is designed to run in any environment. For more information, visit . Additionally, Nuxt comes pre-configured with TypeScript, removing the need to set it up manually. Furthermore, Nuxt handles code splitting automatically.

With that being said, let's delve into my top 7 reasons why you should start using Nuxt.js.

1. Rendering mode
By default, Nuxt uses SSR as its rendering mode, ensuring faster load times and a better user experience. Additionally, it improves performance by sending minimal JavaScript to the client, achieved through code-splitting. You have the option of configuring your preferred render mode.

2. SEO
With Nuxt's head configuration or its built-in composable, you can enhance your Nuxt app SEO. Although Nuxt provides sane SEO by default, you can further customize it. You can also use useSeoMeta, which allows you to define your site's SEO meta tags as a flat object with full TypeScript support.

3. Server/Fullstack application
Nuxt utilizes Nitro as its server engine, providing complete control over the server-side of your application. It automatically generates your server API by scanning files in the server/api/ directory and server middleware from server/middleware/. This capability enables you to develop full-stack applications with Nuxt.

4. Routing
One of the standout features of Nuxt is its file-system routing, which automatically creates a route for each file in the pages/ directory. Nuxt leverages Vue Router internally, enabling routing by analyzing and converting the folder structure into its Vue Router configuration. Cool right? 😁

5. Data Fetching
With Nuxt's useFetch, useAsyncData, and $fetch composable functions, which are built into the framework, you can make API calls to fetch data in both browser and server environments within your application.

6. State management
Nuxt uses a robust state management library internally to handle state. You can access state it using its useState composable. For more info visit

7. Deployment
Nuxt is built to be compatible with various environments, including Node.js servers, serverless setups, and edge environments. To deploy your Nuxt application, you can run nuxt build, which will generate an output directory named .output.

And there you have itβ€”my top 7 reasons why you should consider using Nuxt. For more information or to start using Nuxt, visit

Top comments (0)