NEXT.JS 13: Be Dynamic Without Limits
What's new in NEXTJS 13? Learn about the major updates in NEXT JS 13.
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NextJS13 was just released, and as of now, all tutorials present online have become outdated. Therefore, this article will get into NextJS and explore the NextJS 13 newly introduced features.
Instead of optimizing for single-page applications, NextJS is designed for teams building ambitious, complex applications.
But Being dynamic has always come with a lot of limits. What are those limits?
- Always on infrastructure.
- Two runtime APIs.
- Single-Region origin.
Let's jump in!
3 Major Improvements In NextJS 13
NextJS 13 ships innovations across three major categories:
1. Compiler Infrastructure
In the early days, NextJS was built on top of webpack, an open-source bundler that revolutionized front-end development.
2. Routing And Rendering Infrastructure
Now developers can spend less time troubleshooting code, meaning more time to focus on other areas like content creation, UX design, or architecture. The result is well-crafted applications that load quickly and provide an optimal user experience.
3. Component Toolkit
A proper web SDK would only be complete if it addressed the most common artifacts you see on the web, like images, fonts, scripts, and social arts.
NextJS 13 has a set of components, APIs, and tooling that can help you construct your web application faster and easier than ever. These components include an Image, Font, Script, and more. To enable developers to create at the moment of inspiration.
Exploring TurboPack: Faster Compiler Infrastructure
TurboPack is the latest innovation from NextJS 13, a modern compiler infrastructure with an improved feature set and added benefits to give developers the power to create applications faster and more efficiently. TurboPack is designed to provide the same contextual information as webpack but with a much smaller codebase. As a result, it allows for faster development cycles, fewer bugs, and improved performance.
It also includes a set of libraries designed to make code easier to read and maintain.
Advantages Over Webpack
Webpack has been around for many years, but it has some significant drawbacks compared to TurboPack.
- Webpack can be slow when compiling larger projects since it does not use any form of optimization or caching.
- Webpack was challenging to debug since it generates complex bundles with multiple dependencies, which can cause problems if something goes wrong during the build process.
- Webpack often requires developers to configure settings manually before they can start using it, which can take time away from actual coding tasks.
- Turbopack is ten times faster than Vite.
- 700 times faster than webpack.
- 2.5 times faster than NextJS 12's webpack build process.
It means developers can create web applications quickly and efficiently, meaning more time to spend on features and optimizations.
next dev — turbo
Check it out on turbo.build.
What Makes NextJS 13 Worth It?
NextJS 13 is designed to make it easier than ever to build robust and dynamic applications that run quickly and efficiently on both the client and server sides. Here are three of the main benefits:
1. Dynamic Routing
Build complex applications with multiple pages by enabling developers to create routes based on parameters such as IDs or query strings.
Furthermore, developers can now use custom logic to control how pages are generated and rendered at runtime, allowing them to create more versatile and engaging experiences.
2. Performance Improvements
Several other performance improvements help ensure your application runs as quickly as possible in all contexts.
For instance, page components can now be split into smaller chunks when building an application so that only necessary code is loaded for each page view — resulting in faster loading times for users on slower connections or low-powered devices.
Additionally, prefetching has been improved, so browsers automatically load assets in advance while users view other parts of your application, further reducing load times even more!
3. Developer Experience Enhancements
NextJS 13 brings several developer experience enhancements that make it easier to build robust applications with minimal effort and time investment.
For example, a new API allows developers to define global events such as page transitions or route changes within their codebase — removing the need for additional libraries or frameworks while providing helpful functionality.
Various new tools for debugging (such as logging requests/responses) also help streamline development even further!
How NextJS 13 Is Enhancing SEO Efforts?
Have you ever heard React is bad for SEO? Well, Next JS 13 eliminates that threat and can help your websites rank faster. So, as you fulfill the essential SEO elements like:
- Keyword research using keyword tool dominator and other research strategies.
- Creating a content strategy with Google Keywords Planner to get ahead of the competition.
- On-Page SEO to optimize your content.
- Off Page, SEO to increase your authority.
NextJS 13 will make sure the Google bot reads all your content. In short, it makes sure that your Content and SEO efforts bring in results.
What Other Innovations Are Coming to the Toolkit?
Hold on to the trailer; NextJS 13 is just the start of a journey that will bring much more to the table. The new build system is designed to be adjustable and extensible, allowing developers to customize their build pipelines according to their needs.
In the future, NextJS will also include features like better image components, fonts, and audio support.
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