Developer Experience

Next.js: Nailing down the right abstractions

September 30, 2021 Algolia Season 1 Episode 4
Developer Experience
Next.js: Nailing down the right abstractions
Show Notes

How to nail down the right abstractions for optimal DX? Building abstractions is at the core of API design. They become the face of your software, and they dictate a significant part of its developer experience. How to design the right abstractions? What is the difference between an opinionated software and a failing abstraction?

To answer these difficult questions, we're happy to welcome two remarkable guests:

Tim Neutkens is the Lead Engineer of Next.js, one if not the most popular and versatile React framework. He also co-authored MDX, an authoring format that lets you mix Markdown and JSX.

François Chalifour is a software engineer at Algolia. He's been working on Algolia Instantsearch for several years and co-authored our Recommend UI library. He also completely redesigned Algolia's Autocomplete library from scratch after over a year worth of work and research.