Vercel’s Next.js is among the world’s leading frameworks for web development, counting some of the largest companies relying on its open-source codebase. It was first built atop programs created on the React JavaScript libraries, and its users include the likes of Netflix, Uber, GitHub, or Starbucks. Well, they can now rejoice, as the latest Next.js 11 update brings a host of performance tune-ups.

These tweaks inevitably result in a respectable gain in performance. Most notably, the boot-up time has been hastened by up to 24%. Meanwhile, processing time involving changes from editing to screen is 40% faster. Elsewhere, Next.js’ innards have been optimized, too. Its core scripting component, for instance, now enables developers to prioritize third-party scripts to quicken load times.

What Else Can It Do?

Another exciting unveiling was the release of Next.js Live, which is now available for an early preview. It’s essentially everything you love about coding on Next.js, but now running a mighty development server using only your browser. In addition, there’s a cloud-based collaboration layer as well, making it easier for entire teams to work together. Plus, it could also work completely offline.

Besides that, Next.js 11 – which was unveiled earlier on June 15th – has an abundance of new tools and features. This has only gotten better now, as August 12th subsequently saw the release of the Next.js 11.1 update, featuring more minute improvements here and there. Some of Next.js 11’s new tools include:

Conformance – Bespoke solutions to fine-tune the user interface.

Webpack5 Bringing numerous disk caching, refresh time, accessibility, and start-up enhancements.

Create React App Migration – Allows easy porting of Create React Apps to the Next.js platform.