Next.js is a server-side rendering framework that uses React. Next.js was developed by Vercel, a Dutch company (previously ZEIT), in 2017. Next.js is based on React. Gatsby and Next.js are not. However, there’s one major difference. Next is an SSR Server-side renderer, while Gatsby generates static sites.
Next.js also offers static generators. Next.js was built on the principle of “Build once, run everywhere.” This means you can create web applications with Next.js as well as mobile apps and progressive web apps.
Next.js frameworks, for example, allow some or all of the website’s renderings to be done on the server side before it is sent to clients.
Next.js is a popular framework for React. It’s one of many recommended “toolchains” when creating a new React app. All of them provide an abstraction layer to help with common tasks. Next.js is dependent on Node.js and can be initialized with Node Package Manager.
Node.js can be used on macOS, Linux, and Microsoft Windows. There is also tier 2 support available for SmartOS and IBM AIX. OpenBSD can also be run on IBM I (AS/400), as well as LTS versions.
Nuxt, a progressive open-source framework based upon the Vue.js ecosystem, is used to create performant web apps, particularly server-side rendered ones. It can be used as an enhancement for Vue.js. Nuxt cannot replace Vue.js, and it can’t function on its own. Nuxt cannot be used as a backend framework like Express.
You can also keep the traditional server-side rendered HTML pages and still enjoy the enhanced interactivity and user interface of SPAs. The Nuxt.js framework’s core benefit is that it simplifies the setup and configuration of such applications for the developer. He can create UI parts of the application just like a Vue.js file application. The developers have announced Next JS 3.0.
Pay attention to the requirements of your project and determine which frameworks will best suit your needs. This will allow you to choose the most cost-effective and efficient development process. Beyond performance, it is important to consider the learning curve, complexity, compatibility, documentation, and community support.