Next.js taps Webpack 5 for faster builds

The newest improve of Vercel’s Subsequent.js framework for constructing React net functions hastens builds and refreshes with expanded use of the Webpack 5 module bundler.

Launched April 28, Subsequent.js 10.2 makes use of Webpack 5 to enhance disk caching, permitting the compiler to persist work between construct runs. As a result of solely modified information will likely be recompiled, efficiency of subsequent builds is dramatically improved, by as much as 63 p.c.

With Subsequent.js 10.2, all functions that don’t use a customized webpack configuration of their subsequent config.js will mechanically use Webpack 5. Webpack 5 additionally provides advantages together with higher quick refresh and improved long-term asset caching. Additionally, CommonJS now might be tree-shaken to mechanically take away unused code.

Different enhancements in Subsequent.js 10.2 embody:

  • Startup efficiency has been improved through higher Subsequent.js initialization.
  • Headers, rewrites, and redirects now assist a has property to match towards incoming cookies, headers, and question strings.
  • Computerized net font optimization is now supported, with Subsequent.js by default mechanically inlining CSS at construct time, eliminating an additional spherical journey to fetch font declarations. This ends in enhancements to First Contentful Paint (FCP) and Largest Contentful Paint (LCP). Computerized net font optimization now helps Google Fonts, with plans afoot to increase assist to different font suppliers. Additionally deliberate is including management over loading methods and font-display values. By optimizing fonts by default, builders will be capable of extra rapidly ship web sites and enhance Core Web Vitals.
  • For accessibility, route adjustments now are introduced to display readers and different assistive know-how by default.

Customers of Subsequent.js can replace to model 10.2 by working npm i [email protected].

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