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Incremental Static Regeneration: Static sites on steroids

Incremental Static Regeneration: Static sites on steroids

Static sites are great. They are fast, cheap, secure, and easy to maintain. But generating static assets is a process that takes more and more time while our site gets bigger. We will talk about ISR, a feature that Next.js framework offers us to generate static pages at runtime.

Facundo Giuliani

May 21, 2021

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  1. HELLO! Facundo Giuliani Systems Engineer Full Stack Developer Auth0 Ambassador

    Cloudinary MDE GitKraken Ambassador Web fgiuliani.com Twitter @facundozurdo GitHub @fgiuliani
  2. “ A web page where some of the content is

    generated dynamically, when needed
  3. STATIC WEB PAGE ⊡ Fast ⊡ Cheap ⊡ Easy to

    maintain ⊡ Secure ⊡ Easy to scale ⊡ Stable
  4. “ Compiling and rendering a web app at build time,

    generating static assets like HTML, JavaScript and CSS files
  5. NEXT.js ⊡ Page based (with dynamic routes) ⊡ Static site

    generation ⊡ Server-side rendering ⊡ Client-side rendering ⊡ API Routes (Serverless Functions) ⊡ Fast refresh on develop environment
  6. “ ISR enables developers to use static generation on a

    per-page basis, without having to rebuild the entire site
  7. ISR ⊡ Faster Builds / Higher Cache ⊡ Headless CMS

    ⊡ Persist generated pages between deployments ⊡ Breaks atomic / immutable deployment
  8. WHAT'S NEXT? ⊡ Re-generating and invalidating multiple pages at once

    ⊡ Re-generating by listening to events (like CMS webhooks), ahead of user traffic