This looks pretty darn cool. Next is pretty awesome but this level of ease kicks it up for sure. Have you used Next.js? How was it?
Next.js is awesome!
You likely know this Joel, but my first (and currently my only) full-length egghead course is on Next.js. It’s great though for a number of reasons…
- no-config-needed for webpack dev environment.
- automatic code-splitting & HMR out of the box
- for those who wish to extend the webpack config, it’s super easy to do so using the
- Out of box route pre-fetching
- another awesome benefit that users of next.js can enjoy without config.
- next.js will prefectch any JS being loaded in other routes inside of an application with the simple addition of the
prefetchprop on their
- SEO benefits (duhhh)
- Can increase perceived performance of applications.
Personally, I think that next.js is a great choice for highly functional applications that are meant to appeal to a large audience, hence why companies like Nike have utilized it.
Also, I haven’t used “zones” personally, but they seem pretty incredible. Link to docs is below but gist of it is, you can have a number of next.js applications running as one in different zones.