I’m planning on building a few React apps to add to my portfolio, but I heard something from someone on LinkedIn about the create-react-app tool depreciating or no longer being reliable to use. If this is the case, what should I use to create a React app instead? I heard Next.js is pretty popular, but isn’t it just an extension of React?
Don’t use CRA, even the new official React docs do not suggest it any longer.
I would use Vite or Next.js
Next.js is an actual framework, or meta-framework as they are also called. You get a bunch of stuff out of the box, like routing and different rendering strategies (SSG, SSR, ISR) access to plug-ins, and so on. If you just need a SPA app you can still use Next but Vite might be easier to get going with, in that case.
@lasjorg Thanks for the tip. I wanna start off by creating a chat app. I guess I’ll go with Next.js since it’s become popular.