What is Next.js?
How do you use Next.js?
Why would you want to use this framework?
There are many frameworks for microservices, but Next.js is less complicated than some of them and easier to use than others. It has two components that make it easier to work with. The first component is a function called next. This function creates an instance of your application that starts as soon as the page loads and stops when the page closes. The second component is a set of middlewares that can be passed in as an argument to next. These middlewares will run before or after the callbacks for your application and take care of the heavy lifting for you, such as logging messages, processing dates and times, routing requests, or even encoding and decoding data formats like JSON or XML
Who is using the framework?
Next.js vs Express.js
Next.js is better than Express because it allows you to create a REST API easily. It’s also faster and more feature-rich. You can use it as standalone app and with Node.js or as part of your Node project. Next is much easier to learn than Express, which has been around a lot longer (about 12 years).
How to Set Up a Next.js Web Application
What are Middleware Functions?
Middleware functions are features that can be added at any point in the software development process. Middleware functions will monitor the data passed through an application or service and make appropriate decisions on that information. The middleware function can also extend other services in order to allow for higher level functionalities.
Why Use the Middleware Functions in Next.js?
One of the features of Next.js is its ability to have a modular microservices architecture. This means that we can have multiple services writing different portions of the code and communicate with one another through functions called ‘middleware’. Middleware functions are basically functions written by us to manipulate data in the request and response objects.
Types of middleware in Next.js
How to Create Your Own Middleware
How is Next.js changing Web development and how might it impact your workflow in the future?