Do we still need blogs, if there is ChatGPT around? I will test the OpenAI version of ChatGPT. In the long run, we intend to create a NextJS Hello World program with StoryBook. In this part, we will start chatting with OpenAI and we will create a new Next.js app by following its suggestions.
Scroll down to the „React“ section and click on the „Next.js“ link. This will take you to the „Getting Started with Next.js“ page.
Follow the instructions on that page to set up a new Next.js project.
Once your Next.js project is set up, go back to the Storybook documentation and follow the instructions under the „Configuration“ section to set up Storybook in your project.
After you’ve set up Storybook in your Next.js project, you can start creating stories. Follow the instructions in the „Writing Stories“ section of the Storybook documentation to create your first story.
As you create more stories, you can organize them into different categories and create custom themes for your Storybook interface. The Storybook documentation has detailed information on how to do this.
Finally, you can use addons to extend the functionality of your Storybook. The Storybook documentation has a section on addons that you can explore to find addons that meet your needs.
Overall, the official Storybook documentation is the best resource for learning how to use Storybook with Next.js. It is comprehensive, well-organized, and kept up-to-date with the latest features and best practices.
Q: There is no Next.js link on https://storybook.js.org/docs/react/get-started/introduction/
I apologize for the confusion in my previous response. You are correct that there is no specific link to Next.js on the Storybook introduction page. However, you can still use Storybook with Next.js by following these steps:
First, make sure you have a Next.js project set up. If you don’t already have one, you can follow the instructions on the Next.js website to create a new project.
Next, install Storybook in your Next.js project by running the following command in your project directory:
npx sb init
This command will create a new .storybook directory in your project with some basic configuration files.
Once you’ve installed Storybook, you can start creating stories. Create a new directory called stories in your project, and create a new file called index.stories.js inside that directory.
In your index.stories.js file, you can create a new story by importing a component from your Next.js project and defining a story using the storiesOf function. Here’s an example:
This example defines a new story for a component called MyComponent, with a single variation called default.
Finally, start the Storybook server by running the following command in your project directory:
npm run storybook
This will start a local development server for your Storybook, where you can view and interact with your stories.
I hope this helps! Again, I apologize for any confusion in my previous response.
Step 3: Ask for help to create a new Next.js project
Q: How can I create a new Next.js project?
To create a new Next.js project, you can follow these steps:
Make sure you have Node.js and npm (Node Package Manager) installed on your computer. You can download Node.js from the official website at https://nodejs.org/en/download/.
Open a terminal or command prompt and navigate to the directory where you want to create your new project.
Run the following command to create a new Next.js project:
npx create-next-app my-app
Replace my-app with the name of your project.
The create-next-app command will create a new directory called my-app (or whatever name you chose) in your current directory, and will install all the necessary dependencies for a basic Next.js project.
Once the installation is complete, navigate to your new project directory by running:
You can now start your development server by running the following command:
npm run dev
This will start a local development server for your Next.js project, which you can access by opening your web browser and navigating to http://localhost:3000.
That’s it! You now have a basic Next.js project up and running. From here, you can start building your application by creating new pages, components, and styles.
Step 4: Goto a System with Node installed and try it out
If you have no system around with node installed, you can sign into our vocon IT cloud desktop on cloud.vocon-it.com and start an IntelliJ or VS Code environment with a pre-installed node.js. If you have a WebStorm license at hand, you can also start a WebStorm IDE. This is, what I did .
In the terminal, I have typed:
$ npx create-next-app next-hello-world
and I had been asked a few questions. I have acknowledged there first one by typing y and I stuck to the defaults by pressing the Enter key five times:
Need to install the following packages:
Ok to proceed? (y) y
? Would you like to use TypeScript with this project? … No / Yes
? Would you like to use ESLint with this project? … No / Yes
? Would you like to use `src/` directory with this project? … No / Yes
? Would you like to use experimental `app/` directory with this project? … No / Yes
? What import alias would you like configured? … @/*
Creating a new Next.js app in /headless/git/next-hello-world.
Initializing project with template: default
added 271 packages, and audited 272 packages in 21s
102 packages are looking for funding
run `npm fund` for details
found 0 vulnerabilities
Success! Created next-hello-world at /headless/git/next-hello-world
As described by OpenAI, I could start the Next.js app by entering
npm run dev
The output of that command is:
> firstname.lastname@example.org dev
> next dev
ready - started server on 0.0.0.0:3000, url: http://localhost:3000
Attention: Next.js now collects completely anonymous telemetry regarding usage.
This information is used to shape Next.js' roadmap and prioritize features.
You can learn more, including how to opt-out if you'd not like to participate in this anonymous program, by visiting the following URL:
event - compiled client and server successfully in 5.9s (170 modules)
wait - compiling / (client and server)...
event - compiled client and server successfully in 1423 ms (199 modules)
So far, OpenAI has helped me to create a basic new Next.js app. Nice.
Let us ask about the Options I just had acknowledged
Q: When creating the app, I am asked a few questions. Should I keep the defaults?
When you create a new Next.js project using the create-next-app command, you may be asked a few questions to customize your project setup. The specific questions you are asked may depend on the version of Next.js you are using and the options you choose.
In general, the default options provided by create-next-app are a good starting point for most projects. However, you may want to customize your project setup based on your specific needs. Here are some of the common questions you may be asked, along with some guidance on how to answer them:
What is your preferred package manager? (npm or Yarn): You can choose either npm or Yarn as your package manager. If you’re not sure which one to choose, npm is a good default option.
Choose a template: You can choose from several templates to get started with, including a basic template, a TypeScript template, and a few others. If you’re new to Next.js, the basic template is a good option to start with.
Do you want to use a CSS preprocessor?: You can choose to use a CSS preprocessor like Sass or Less to style your application. If you’re not sure, you can choose the default option (none) and add a CSS preprocessor later if you need one.
Do you want to use ESLint to lint your code?: You can choose to use ESLint to enforce coding standards and catch common errors in your code. If you’re not sure, you can choose the default option (no) and add ESLint later if you need it.
Do you want to use Prettier to format your code?: You can choose to use Prettier to automatically format your code according to a set of rules. If you’re not sure, you can choose the default option (no) and add Prettier later if you need it.
In general, the default options provided by create-next-app are a good starting point for most projects. However, feel free to choose different options that better suit your needs. You can always change your project setup later by modifying your package.json file and installing additional dependencies.