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Next.js Quick Start Guide by Kirill Konshin

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React-based server-side rendering frameworks, why Next.js 

Nowadays, there are few competitors in the React-based server-side rendering market. We can divide them into the following categories:

  • Drop-in dynamic solutions (Next.js, Electrode, After)
  • Drop-in static solutions (Gatsby, React Static)
  • Custom solutions

The main difference between first two approaches is the way the app is built and served.

A static solution makes a static HTML build (with all possible router pages), and then this build can be served by a static server such as Nginx, Apache, or any other. All HTML is pre-baked, as well as the initial state. This is very suitable for websites with incremental content updates that happen infrequently, for example, for a blog.

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