Azure Static Web Apps automatically builds and deploys dozens of frontend frameworks, one of them is Nuxt. Today, we're excited to share that you can deploy Nuxt 3 applications with universal rendering to Azure Static Web Apps.
While Nuxt 2 is known for its ease of use, Nuxt 3 brings even faster performance and improved developer experience with a thrilling new set of underlying technologies and features. With the release of Nuxt 3’s release candidate in April 2022, developers witnessed a complete re-architect of the framework. Nuxt 2 apps that have been upgraded with Nuxt Bridge also work with Azure Static Web Apps.
What’s new in Nuxt 3?
Zero-configuration deployment of Nuxt 3 and Nuxt Bridge applications with universal rendering to Azure Static Web Apps
API routes support for automatic generation from server API and middleware directories
Vue 3 support including composition API with imported functions for better code re-usability
Nitro Engine, a full stack server that allows deployment of output on Node.js, serverless, edge-side rendering, or as static
Vite, a frontend tooling that features fast Hot Module Replacement (HMR) and optimizes assets for production
Universal rendering vs static rendering
Previously, you were able to deploy a static rendered Nuxt app on Azure Static Web Apps, where the entire app is pre-generated as static content. However, Nuxt 3 also supports universal rendering, which provides the performance and search engine optimization of server-side rendering while still enabling client-side interactivity.
With Nuxt 3's support for Azure Static Web Apps, you can now deploy sites with universal rendering.