Web Scraper for Red Wing Boots Part2

This is part 2 of Red Wing boots web scraper.

April 20, 2019

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Front end Technologies

I tried to use Next.js(https://nextjs.org/) which is the React framework. It brings benefits like routing and a simple set-up process.

To use GraphQL on the client side, I needed to use Apollo, and a graphql-tag library, which allows a developer to query with a template literal tag.

const STP_QUERY = gql`
  query STP_QUERY($size: Float) {
    getSierra(size: $size) {

After declaring queries, I modulize each shop as a component. This component makes easier to add another shop in the future.


If you want to see the code, check my Github Page.


I decided to use Heroku for both front-end and back-end.

One gotcha is that I need to change script for front-end because Heroku uses their port, and also we need post build for Next.js

package.json file:

"scripts": {
    "dev": "next",
    "build": "next build",
    "start": "next start -p $PORT",
    "export": "npm run build && next export",
    "heroku-postbuild": "next build"


It is my first GrapQL project, and I like the fact that I can write data type and extract the data that is what I want. Also, it works well with Node and React.

The live version is available here.

Red Wing Hunter