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Intro to Next.js

Discover the power of Next.js, a React framework for efficient, scalable web development and learn how to create web applications with Next.js.

  • Skill level

    Intermediate
  • Time to complete

    Average based on combined completion rates — individual pacing in lessons, projects, and quizzes may vary
    2 hours
  • Certificate of completion

    Included with paid plans
  • Prerequisites

    3 courses
    We suggest you complete the following courses before you get started with Intro to Next.js:
    • Learn React
    • Learn Advanced React
    • Learn TypeScript

About this course

Next.js is a powerful React framework designed to simplify complex tasks in modern web development. This course offers a comprehensive introduction to Next.js, guiding you from basic concepts to advanced techniques. You’ll learn about server-side and client-side rendering, hydration, and file-based routing using the App Router, a feature introduced in the latest version of Next.js (Next.js 14). By the end of the course, you’ll be equipped with the skills necessary to launch web applications using Next.js.

Skills you'll gain

  • Understand core concepts of Next.js including server-side and client-side rendering

  • Master routing in Next.js applications using the file-based system

Syllabus

2 lessons • 1 projects • 2 quizzes

The platform

Hands-on learning

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Meet the creator of the course
Zoe Bachman
Curriculum Director
Curriculum Director at Codecademy and creative technologist. She has designed a range of Codecademy courses, including Learn HTML, Learn C#, Learn Alexa, and the beginner-friendly Learn How to Code.

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Frequently asked questions about Intro to Next.js

  • Next.js is an all-in-one React framework that provides structure, features, and optimization, as well as tools for bundling, compiling, and deploying to production.

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  • Practice Projects

    Guided projects that help you solidify the skills and concepts you're learning.
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    Auto-graded quizzes and immediate feedback help you reinforce your skills as you learn.
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