Leveraging of Monorepo for Efficient Component Reuse in React and Next.js Projects

In this discussion, we will explore the advantages of using a NX the powerful open-source build system to manage common code and components across various Next.js and React projects.

By using a monorepo, developers can exchange components, utilities, and data between projects rather than writing duplicate code. This strategy can increase uniformity between projects, cut down on errors, and dramatically increase development efficiency. Adopting a monorepo strategy, in what I believe, can provide developers working on several linked projects with a substantial advantage and can help them save a lot of time and effort by eliminating the need to copy and paste code between projects.

What is your opinion?


I’m not a developer but if this saves development time then Monorepo should be good wherever possible.


Welcome to the community forums @srmasharad.

Let us discuss this in our next developer call. However, before we move forward with implementing this strategy, it’s important to consider some important questions:

  • What are the alternatives to using a monorepo strategy with NX?
  • How many projects do we currently have that could benefit from this strategy?
  • What are the potential risks and drawbacks of using a monorepo strategy with NX, and how can we mitigate them?
  • What are the potential challenges with maintaining a monorepo over time, and how can we ensure that it remains organized and easy to navigate as our codebase grows?
  • How would the directory structure look like after implementing this strategy?
  • Roughly, how long does it take to refactor our codebase to use a monorepo strategy with NX?
  • How much overhead does it add to the existing build system, especially given that NextJS can be slow when it comes to builds?


Before you move forward, please check existing issues with NX and AWS Amplify. We can’t use Vercel for production apps because of some security concerns.

If NX doesn’t properly work with AWS Amplify, we can’t use it.