Next Js Vs Express

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I'm planning with a small team to create an application which is a platform for restaurants. I'm on the backend almost alone currently.

I'm going to use Node.js for that, and I'm very fond of TypeScript, and I worked before mostly with ExpressJS.

The team may get bigger as the application becomes bigger and more successful, so I have the Scalability concern in mind now, and I was considering these options:1) Use Node+Express+Typescript2) Use Node+NestJs (which utilizes Typescript by default).

Option 2 is enticing to me because recently I came to love NestJS and it provides more scalability for the project and uses Typescript in the best way and uses Express under the hood. Also I come from an Angular 2 background, which I think is the best frontend framework (my opinion, and I know React quite well), which makes Nest feel familiar to me because of the similarity between Nest and Angular.Option 1 on the other hand uses Express which is a minimalist framework, very popular one, but it doesn't provide the same scalability and brings decision fatigue about what to combine with it and may not utilize Typescript in the best way.

Yet, on the other hand, it is flexible and it may be easier to manipulate things in different ways with it.Another very important thing is that it would be easier in my view to hire Node developers with skills in Express than NestJs. The majority of Node developers are much more familiar with JavaScript and Express.

What is your advice and why? I would love to hear especially from developers who worked on both Express and Nest.

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  • I am quite new to nodeJS backend development, and am feeling a bit stuck in choosing between NextJS and ExpressJS which to learn and use in my next project, I kind of have an idea about ExpressJS, like for building api, but not really clear about NextJS, as every time I google NextJS vs ExpressJS I get “NextJS vs React” related results.
  • So it will be appreciated if someone can help with what they are, their distinctions etc.
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  • A little bit about each framework:.
  • 1.) What is Express.js?
  • ExpressJS:Express.js, or simply Express, is a backend web development framework for Node.js.
  • It is intended for the development of web applications and APIs.

It’s been dubbed Node.js’ de facto standard server framework.

This StackOverflow answer explains what Express is in greater detail. 2.) What is NextJS? NextJS: Next.js is the react framework for production.

Let's debunk this sentence:. "Framework": It has a lot of built-in features (e.g file-routing which replaces react-router-dom) that help you solve common problems.

"For React": NextJS just enhances your React apps and adds more features to them. "For Production": There are certain problems that you will need to solve for almost all production-ready React apps.

NextJS solves those for you. Next.js gives you the best developer experience with all the features you need for production: hybrid static & server rendering, TypeScript support, smart bundling, route pre-fetching, and more.

No config is needed. HTTP helpers (redirection, caching, etc). View system supporting 14+ template engines. Use the filesystem as an API ( You do not need Express to build a full-stack application).

Server-Side rendering (SSR). Static site generation (SSG). Single-Page application (SPA). Development of faster applications. Optimization of pages. Automatic code splitting. Express.js is a backend framework for building APIs whereas Next.js is a full stack framework that builds upon React to improve the SEO, development experience, and performance of your project.