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Lars Ejaas

How would you compare the two? Of corse it's a no-brainer if you need backend, but what a out strictly SSR-stuff?

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Pranav Birajdar Author

I think Gatsby is great for SSG since it has tons of plugins specifically catering SSG apps. However there's an added complexity of GraphQL. Someone can correct me if I'm wrong.

From what I have heard and read, Gatsby is entering the Server Side Rendering game as well.

If you look at the NPM downloads though, Next is king rn!

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Aadarsha Acharya 🚀

Gatsby doesn't have that much complexity in GraphQL stuffs. Everything is built in you just have to query the stuffs you need in GraphQL playground. Infact found it quite easier to work with.

But the build time of Gatsby is too slow. And the caching isn't that great so you need to restart server time to time which is quite annoying.
Gatsby 3.0 has been released recently which is believed to be quite faster, but haven't migrated to that yet.