Fair enough – but indeed, NextJS is a great choice for growing as a React developer and for taking your React apps to the next level. Because NextJS is growing fast and therefore in high demand. And there are good reasons for that: NextJS allows you to build React apps with built-in server-side rendering and page pre-rendering. Building great user experiences and search engine friendly (SEO.) React apps has never been easier.
In addition, NextJS makes building full-stack React apps (frontend + backend code combined in one project) extremely easy as well. Blend client-side and server-side code and build a NodeJS-based API side-by-side with your frontend React apps. It’s a breeze with NextJS.
Want to add authentication? NextJS simplifies that as well and makes user signup, sign in and session management very convenient. This tutorial will take you from NextJS beginner to advanced level in no time.
We’ll start at the very basics, no NextJS knowledge is required at all, and we’ll then dive into all the core features that make up NextJS. Both in theory as well as with multiple real projects where all concepts will be applied step-by-step. For this tutorial, you’ll need basic React knowledge, though the tutorial does come with a “React refresher” module in case it’s been some time since you last worked with React.
This tutorial also includes a “NextJS Summary” module which allows you to always come back to the tutorial in the future and refresh your knowledge without going through the full tutorial again. Or you take that summary module (and skip the rest for now) to learn about all the core features in as little time as possible. After finishing this tutorial, you’ll be well prepared to build your own NextJS projects from the ground up and apply for NextJS positions. Learn NextJS from the ground up and build production-ready, full-stack ReactJS apps with the NextJS framework.
What you’ll learn:
- Learn all key NextJS features like pre-rendering, SSR, data fetching, file-based routing and authentication.
- Learn how to build client-side and fullstack ReactJS apps with NextJS.
- Build real projects and apply what you learned with hands-on projects and examples.
- Take the full tutorial or the “NextJS Summary” module for a quickstart if you have limited time.
- ReactJS knowledge is strongly recommended, but the tutorial also includes a complete React refresher module.
- No prior NextJS knowledge is required.
In detail, this tutorial will cover:
- What is NextJS? And why would you use it?
- Why is just React (in many cases) not enough?
- Creating NextJS projects from the ground up & understanding these projects.
- Working with file-based routing.
- Adding dynamic routes and catch-all routes.
- Implementing different forms of page pre-rendering and server-side rendering.
- Working with data and adding data fetching + pre-fetching to your apps.
- Pre-generating dynamic and static pages.
- Adding optimizations like metadata to pages.
- Optimizing images with the NextJS Image component.
- Building fullstack apps with API routes.
- Managing app-wide state with React context (in NextJS apps).
- Adding authentication to NextJS apps.
- Multiple complete apps where we’ll apply all these core concepts.
- A complete React.js refresher module (so that we’re all on the same page).
- A NextJS summary module so that you can refresh what you learned or just explore the core features quickly.
Who this tutorial is for:
- React developers who want to take the next step and build production-ready React apps.
- React developers who aim to build fullstack React apps.
- Web developers in general, who want to work with one of the most popular and in-demand tech stacks.