Vercel and Low Code

Vercel and Low Code

Continuing my series of columns on JAMstack, this week I interviewed Vercel CEO and Next.js creator Guillermo Rauch. Check it out on The New Stack: How Vercel Frees Frontend Developers from Backend Burden

One of the things I learned doing this interview was that Next.js, a JavaScript framework based on React, is “low code” (to use a trendy term of this era). As Guillermo said:

“It’s such a slim layer on top of React,” Rauch explained, “that really you’re just manipulating concepts. The primary concept that you manipulate is components. So it’s made it really, really appealing for both designers and developers. My take is that we’re seeing the rise of a hybrid product engineer here, [who] has this design sensitivity.”

I’m neither a developer nor designer; I’m a writer and (when it comes to code and design) a tinkerer. A DIY type, at least in the web realm. But as I said to someone the other day, it’s good to get your hands dirty when you’re writing about technical topics. So I’m going to check out Next.js and see if I can put it to use on this site.

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