Discovering Next.js with Guillermo Rauch

  • Next.js improves React development and deployment
  • Next.js is a powerful framework around de-facto standard React
  • Front-ends are globally distributed — Next.js supports CDN from the start
  • Front-end engineers need short feedback loops
  • Fast feedback drives front-end quality
  • Adopt new front-end tech one page at a time
  • Test in production-like preview builds
  • Use headless, visual regression tests for GUI components
  • Testing benefits from React being functional and declarative
  • The risks and rewards of microservices
  • Emerging patterns and systems mitigate microservices risk

Edited transcript

Next.js improves React development and deployment

Next.js is a powerful framework around de-facto standard React

Front-ends are globally distributed — Next.js supports CDN from the start

Front-end engineers need short feedback loops

Fast feedback drives front-end quality

Adopt new front-end tech one page at a time

Test in production-like preview builds

Use headless, visual regression tests for GUI components

Testing benefits from React being functional and declarative

The risks and rewards of microservices

Emerging patterns and systems mitigate microservices risk

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