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Effectively Build RESTful APIs using Next.js API Routes

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Building an API might be an intimidating process, especially if you are starting to learn how to design your backend application.

You might find yourself asking how to design for performance? or how do you even create a consistent API?

RESTful APIs allow you to improve scalability, are cacheable and flexible.

API Routes are one of the most powerful features in Next.js because they let you build backend APIs without needing to create a custom server or spin up a new project/service. This eliminates the need to develop the backend for your application in another repository, which means less code, and less code means fewer bugs!

With this course, you will understand how to call handle different HTTP verbs for their RESTful APIs in Next.js as well as learn that Next.js is a viable option to create RESTful APIs.

With that said, after this course, you'll also learn and understand that having one file per route is okay, and each API route in Next.js is serverless, which means the concept of state doesn't exist.

Gain these skills:

  • Add middleware with next-connect
    • Understand the concept of middleware and how it affects requests
  • Refactoring RESTful APIs
  • How to call APIs in React/Next.js
  • Use dynamic routes

Learner Reviews

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    What did you like about this course?

    Great content and lot's of knowledge in 20 minutes

    marek
    3 days ago
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    What did you like about this course?

    Succinct and on-point! Great job.

    Learner
    2 weeks ago
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    What did you like about this course?

    pretty good intro to building api's with next

    Austin Blade
    2 months ago
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    What did you like about this course?

    Great: short and to the point. This was useful to me as an introduction and will remain useful as a reference.

    Learner
    3 months ago
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    What did you like about this course?

    Course was fine. Would've been better if it dove into using _middleware https://nextjs.org/docs/advanced-features/middleware

    Rahul Rangnekar
    3 months ago
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    What did you like about this course?

    A lot of how, not enough why. Made it hard to reason with why does this work this way, when should I do x vs y etc. Otherwise the how was very practical, concise, and to the point.

    Didi Medina
    3 months ago

Course Content

20m • 9 lessons

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