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Who is using Next.js in Production?

Next.js is a universal JavaScript framework that runs in the browser and the server. It offers developers an easy way to get started, and as it uses React.js for templating it is also a straightforward way for developers with React experience to get productive fast.

The advantages of this approach is to be able to create Rich User experiences in a uniform way, without compromising Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) factors that are key to good ranking ing Google and other search engines. 

Next.js comes from a start-up called Zeit, which is using the tool internally for their SaaS offering Now. The framework has proven itself to be robust in production, and so many companies have selected it as their Universal React Framework of choice. In fact, Next is kind of a sleeper hit in 2018.

Notable companies as references for Next.js 

Zeit is deploying it's framework widely. But it a niche company, but here are some notable applications using Next.js in production to large audiences:

In addition to sites running in production, a number of companies are recruiting developers with Next.js experience, some notable examples being Trulia and Upcloud. It certainly seems that Front End job market being dominated by React.js for some years, is gravitating towards Next.js for the defacto universal solution.

As can be seen from the list above, the list of users for the framework is impressive. High profile brands are running it in production, with critical services and not "just" marketing sites. In 2018 it is safe to say that, together with TypeScript, Universal JavaScript Frameworks are no longer niche technologies.

And as long as you take into consideration the performance implications of SSR, it does not require heavy overhead for getting started. Next is perfect for React developers, but fo for Vue users an alternative called Nuxt.js is a technical comparative.

Written by Jorgé on Wednesday January 10, 2018

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