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Adopting a monorepo approach for our React and Next.js-based projects offers several benefits, although it may not be the best fit for every project.

  1. More efficient code sharing and reusability.
  2. Consistent development environment.
  3. Easier cross-project refactoring.
  4. Improved collaboration.
  5. Simplified Dependency Management: In our monorepo, we can manage dependencies at the repository level, simplifying the process of keeping everything up to date and avoiding version conflicts.
  6. Streamlined CI/CD Pipeline: A single CI/CD pipeline that can build and test all our projects simultaneously. This, of course, comes with the drawback of a more complicated CI/CD setup and potentially longer running pipelines.
  7. Better Code Ownership: It's easier to determine who is responsible for each part of the codebase, which can improve code ownership and accountability.
  8. Simplified Testing: We can set up end-to-end tests and integration tests that cover the entire application more easily in a monorepo, ensuring that changes in one part of the codebase don't break other parts.
  9. Codebase Navigation: Developers can easily navigate through different parts of the codebase without having to switch between multiple repositories or projects.

However, it is important to note that monorepos are not a one-size-fits-all solution. They can introduce complexity, especially in very large projects, and may not be suitable for all team sizes or development workflows. The decision to adopt a monorepo should be based on a careful consideration of your project's specific requirements, team size, and development practices.


A monorepo is a single repository containing multiple projects and shared libraries with their relationships.

At AOE, we are using a monorepo that is home to both our React and Next.js based frontends and Go / Flamingo based backends, as well as shared libraries we use in all of our projects.

The main benefits in that approach are:

  • Breaking changes are directly detected and must be fixed within the same pull request on all projects
  • No conflicting versions of dependencies
  • Same CI Setup for everything and no overhead on new projects
  • Tool consistency over all projects

If you take the monorepo approach, of course you want to have a tool to manage it. There are a lot of them on the market and at AOE we have decided to go with Nx.