Now building with Next.js

31 January 2021 • 10:00

One of my New Year’s resolutions was to dig a bit deeper into React. It’s part of a personal project to rehabilitate my negative bias about the JavaScript ecosystem and to dig deeper into the details that I find really interesting. Also, I’ve been watching the Next.js framework for a while. Now that it supports static website generation, I decided it was time to dive in re-build my duncan.dev site using it, which you’re reading now.

About that bias of mine: I find most of the JavaScript ecosystem to be a layered hot mess. It has developed over time by a steadily accelerating accretion of ideas. Because of that, it can be tough to see the gems. Next.js looks to be one of the gems. Paired with TypeScript, I’m finding that I’m enjoying it.