What is Next.js?
Hot Code Reloading
Next.js reloads the page when it detects any change saved to disk. Automatic Routing Any URL is mapped to the filesystem, to files put in the pages folder, and you don't need any configuration (you have customization options of course).
You can render React components on the server-side, before sending the HTML to the client.
Automatic Code Splitting
The Link component, used to link together different pages, supports a prefetch prop which automatically prefetches page resources (including code missing due to code splitting) in the background.
Next.js is written in TypeScript and as such comes with excellent TypeScript support.
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Next.js is a react framework used for front-end development that enables us to use functionalities such as generating static websites and server-side rendering for react-based web applications per zealousweb.com.
The answer is both: Next.js is a pre-rendered React app in the client-side that users can view and interact with and is considered as front-end. At the same time, it also does server-side rendering and API routes which can perform server-side code and access data in the database and can be considered backend per stackoverflow.com
Next.js is used by some huge companies such as Netflix, Uber, Starbucks and Twitch per pagepro.co.
Tsh.io explains that Next.js is popular because it solved a problem that many web developers used to have with web applications rendered on the client side (in the browser). Those single page applications (SPAs) featured improved UX because they required no reloading from the user and provided additional interactivity.
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