Next.js – minimalistic framework for server-rendered React applications

Next.js is a React framework for developing single page and multi-page JavaScript applications and websites.

Use React to render templates on the server, as well frontend components.

Next.js is free and open source software.

Features include:

  • Pages with two forms of pre-rendering: Static Generation and Server-side Rendering.
  • Data fetching – Next.js functions you can use to fetch data for pre-rendering.
  • Built-in CSS support – import CSS files from a JavaScript file.
  • Fast refresh – a Next.js feature that gives you instantaneous feedback on edits made to your React components.
  • Static file serving – serve static files, like images, under a folder called public in the root directory.
  • TypeScript – provides an integrated TypeScript experience out of the box, similar to an IDE.
  • Built-in support for environment variables:
    • Use .env.local to load environment variables.
    • Expose environment variables to the browser.
  • Supports IE11 and all modern browsers (Edge, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera, et al) with no required configuration.
  • Routing – file-system based router built on the concept of pages.
  • API routes – provides a straightforward solution to build your API with Next.js.
  • Deployment.
  • Advanced features include preview mode, dynamic import, automatic static optimization, static HTML export, absolute imports and module path aliases, AMP support, and more.

Support: Documentation, GitHub Code Repository
Developer: Vercel, Inc.
License: MIT License

Next.js is written in JavaScript and TypeScript. Learn JavaScript with our recommended free books and free tutorials. Learn TypeScript with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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