What is Next.js?

Riccardo Andreatta
3 min readFeb 23, 2023
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Next.js is an open-source, flexible React framework (created and maintained by Vercel) that gives us building blocks to create fast web applications.

But… wait, what? “React framework”? Isn’t React a framework itself?

In technology terms, React cannot really be considered a “framework” simply because it does not really provide tools out of the box that developers can use, and this is why React is considered…