In this episode, Adam is talks to Tim Neutkens about what's new in Next.js 9.3 and how it's changing the way applications are built at ZEIT.
An overview of the new getStaticProps, getStaticPaths, and getServerSideProps APIs
How Next.js helps you serve static pages from an edge CDN automatically, without affecting the actual authoring experience
Using getStaticPaths to statically pregenerate dynamic routes
How the fallback feature of getStaticPaths works and lets you statically render pages on-demand to avoid long build times
How the upcoming incremental static generation feature will work in Next.js
Deploying Next.js to a platform other than Zeit, and how you retain all of Next’s benefits automatically
How getServerSideProps is different from getInitialProps
Why getServerSideProps actually improves performance, even though it introduces another hop
How getServerSideProps results in smaller bundle sizes vs. getInitialProps
Using getServerSideProps to safely talk directly to a database, skipping the need for an API
Why Zeit as a company has started to favor client-side data fetching with SWR over getInitialProps/getServerSideProps, and how they are combining that with statically pregenerated “shells” for incredibly fast feeling experiences
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