Nx 12.6 includes many fixes, and new features, including Next.js 11, Webpack 5 support for Web/Node, streamlined Jest configs, and more!
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Next.js 11 was recently announced with a ton of cool features, including these highlights from the Next.js blog:
- Conformance: A system that provides carefully crafted solutions to support optimal UX.
- Improved Performance: Further optimizations to improve cold startup time so you can start coding faster. next/script: Automatically prioritize loading of third-party scripts to improve performance. next/image: Reduce layout shift and create a smoother visual experience with automatic size detection and support for blur-up placeholders.
- Webpack 5: Now enabled by default for all Next.js applications, bringing these benefits to all Next.js developers.
- Create React App Migration (Experimental): Automatically convert Create React App to be Next.js compatible.
- Next.js Live (Preview Release): Code in the browser, with your team, in real time.
Nx now fully supports Next.js 11 with Webpack 5 for existing and new workspaces. Check out our latest Nx Office Hours session on building your website with Next.js
We now fully support Webpack 5 across all first-party ecosystems. In Nx 12.6, existing workspaces may opt into Webpack 5 support. Webpack 5 will be the default in Nx 13. To opt into Webpack 5, run the following generator:
nx g @nrwl/web:migrate-to-webpack-5
This adds Webpack and the updated Webpack plugins to the package.json, which is used when building Web and Node applications. If you don't have a custom Webpack config, you should be able to migrate with no issues. If you do have a custom Webpack config, we recommend trying to migrate and making necessary changes to your config before Nx 13. Read more in the Webpack 5 migration guide.
Previously in Nx workspaces, configuring Jest required keeping a list of all projects in the jest.config.js. This often became an issue when moving projects around or removing projects. This caused outdated projects to remain in the Jest config and caused it to be out of sync with the projects in the workspace.
Now with Nx 12.6, we've introduced the
getJestProjects helper function to read all the projects in the workspace.
This eliminates the need for users to maintain this list separately in the Jest config and ensures that it stays in sync.
- Improved Jest 27 support for using jest-circus as the default test runner.
- Refreshed guides and documentation.
- Usability improvements with per-project configuration.
- TypeScript updated to version 4.3.x.
- Angular updated to version 12.1.x.
Updating Nx is done with the following command, and will update your Nx workspace dependencies and code to the latest version:
nx migrate latest
After updating your dependencies, run any necessary migrations.
nx migrate --run-migrations
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