I've been attending LNUG for the past few months and really enjoying the meetups - thank you to the organisers.
I wanted to learn some more about Node & the London Node network as I was looking to use Node to develop a PWA for a new non profit. I'm not a developer, but I've had previous business & non profit projects with Ruby on Rails, and now Node seems a more attractive option.
Having discussed the new project with an old trusted/experienced Rails developer he favours getting the project started using serverless Next.js on Zeit. From what I've read, Next seems pretty good...
I want the tech stack to be right from the start, and I'm slightly unsure on the implications of using Next. While not wanting to be negative, I don't currently understand what are the disadvantages might be for utilising Next?
Just to repeat my earlier statement 'I'm not a developer' so I don't understand complex code features. I'm just trying to understand implications of using Next.js or not using it. How would Next limit us?
I know this is a Node.js community, I'm asking here as I know some of you, and I figure I may get a more balanced view than if I ask these questions in a Next.js community.
hi object Object, thanks for your comments. Within a very short period the rails (& JS) developer stood up a basic PWA which I enjoyed installing on a device without going through an app store. While I'm open to be further dissuaded, currently the Next.js & PWA functionality looks incredibly attractive.
I'll discuss the comments you've made.
If anyone can comment anything further that would be great, thank you