re: Next.js - the future of React? VIEW POST

re: I have worked with NextJS and Redux, Saga, etc for years. And to be honest, the future of React is never be NextJS. It should be Static Site Genera...

"totally independent to backend/server", could you elaborate on this? Because as I see it with SSR, React would still perform the same requests as with CSR but before sending it to the client?

I'd love to hear! 😉


Sure. NextJS need A WEB SEVER for it, usually Express. But when working with Gatsby, you totally forget about Express or any web server. A real use case is testing frontend on production. With NextJS, you still need to deploy it somewhere to test the production, but with Gatsby, you can totally test production on your server. That sounds like a true "serverless" approach. And Gatsby makes the development experience from development to deployment seamlessly.
Any feedback will be highly appreciated :)

Actually, you can use next export and just host your app anywhere that serves static files. See nextjs.org/docs/advanced-features/...

Yes that's the new NextJS feature. But for me, it sounds like they realized that the "static file generator" should be the future, that's why they introduced it.

Most of their docs make it seem that way, recommending SSG in most use cases. I just mentioned it because you said that Next forces you to use a backend, but as long as you only use SSG you're good to host your site on e.g. GitHub Pages

Thank you for your reply. That's really a good news for NextJS fan. Let see for a while how both NextJS and SSG grow.

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