Awesome Next.js #3
Andreas Keller / December 31, 2020
3 min read
Welcome to the last issue of 2020 on the last day of the year ;-)
As many were taking a break this past week and celebrated Christmas only a few videos were released. So let's look back on this last year instead.
In 2020 Next.js made big leaps in features and popularity!
With the 9.3 release in March Next.js got built-in optimized static generation through new data fetching methods. Next.js is the first hybrid framework, allowing you to choose between Static generation (SSG) and server-side rendering (SSR) on a per-page basis. With 9.3 Preview Mode was introduced as well. Preview Mode allows users to bypass the statically generated page to on-demand render (SSR) a draft page from for example a CMS. Next.js 9.4 introduced many examples on how to fetch content from Headless CMS APIs with the new next-gen static site generation and Next.js 9.5 added Incremental Static Regeneration to update static content after you have already built your site. One use case that Incremental Static Regeneration enables is using Google Sheets as a CMS which I wrote about in this article.
Then in October Next.js Conf took place and Next.js 10 was released with a new built-in image component, internationalized routing and more.
In 2020 it seems like many were introduced to Next.js and it became even more popular. Also Next.js Conf was awesome and a great way to attract more developers to Next.js. Can't wait for 2021!
Top Next.js videos in 2020
NextJS Authentication Crash Course with NextAuth.js
From Gatsby to Next.js: The Power of Incremental Static Regeneration
Build a FullStack Ecommerce with Nextjs, Strapi, Magic and Stripe
How to Use Framer Motion to Add Animations and Page Transitions to a Next.js React App
If you still want more. Checkout these 45 talks from Next.js Conf.
Find more awesome Next.js videos and articles on Awesome Next.js.
Happy New Year! Andreas