Next.js + Apollo + Server Side Rendering (SSR)

Interesting video from the CodePen podcast in which Shaw goes over this approach to SSR with Next and Apollo:

A probably-better approach is to use the getDataFromTree method, which walks down the tree and executes the queries to fill up the ApolloClient cache.

  1. Create a shared ApolloClient instance
  2. Render the page using getDataFromTree() to fill the cache with data
  3. Render the page again with that data using Next’s Document.getInitialProps()
  4. Extract the cache to deliver with the page and hydrate the client-side Apollo cache

Nice!

CodePen Podcast #331: Next.js + Apollo + Server Side Rendering (SSR) →
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