Coner Murphy
Feb 7, 2022 ⋅ 13 min read

Why use Next.js with Apollo

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2 Replies to "Why use Next.js with Apollo"

  1. Thanks for this great tutorial (and the many other great LogRocket tutorials – I keep finding myself coming here when googling for solutions so your SEO + content strategy are working great too 🙂 )

    I am using Nextjs (SSG) + Strapi + Apollo/client for a website and everything is working perfectly. However I am trying to reduce client JS bundle size on Nextjs and apollo/client is the big biggest chunk that I am struggling to reduce/remove/split.

    All my pages are SSG and therefore since apollo/client is only used within getStaticProps, I believed that apollo/client should not be bundled for the client side.

    By a long process of elimination, I can see that even when I remove all references to apollo/client within /pages folder (by commenting out all the getStaticProps functions, it is still bundled and just simply having the following code within `lib/server-api.js` ensures it is bundled for the client-side:

    import {
    } from ‘@apollo/client’;

    const httpLink = new HttpLink({
    uri: `${
    process.env.NODE_ENV === ‘development’
    ? ‘http://localhost:1337’
    : process.env.NEXT_PUBLIC_STRAPI_API_URL

    const authMiddleware = new ApolloLink((operation, forward) => {
    operation.setContext(({ headers = {} }) => ({
    headers: {
    authorization: `Bearer ${
    process.env.NODE_ENV === ‘development’
    ? process.env.API_TOKEN_LOCAL
    : process.env.API_TOKEN

    return forward(operation);
    const client = new ApolloClient({
    cache: new InMemoryCache(),
    link: concat(authMiddleware, httpLink),
    When I comment out the above, it is no longer bundled. But as you can see from above, this code is located in `lib/server-api.js` and nothing is exported.

    So why is it bundling to the client-side?

    Any help greatly appreciated!!

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