#StackBounty: #javascript #node.js #reactjs #webpack React HMR with SSR

Bounty: 50

I am trying to setup SSR for React-application, when I am starting server at the first time in development environment all works good (server sending browser HTML and CSS), after changing source code of my application I getting an error:

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This error was throwing because on server source code is outdated, but client has a new version and React notify me over this trouble. I think the solve of this trouble is mechanism called HMR (hot module replacement), but setting up this is hard for me.

My server Webpack-config looks like this:

const serverConfig = merge(commonConfig, {
  name: 'server',
  target: 'node',
  externals: [
      whitelist: ['webpack/hot/poll?1000'],
  entry: ['webpack/hot/poll?1000', appServerEntry],
  output: {
    path: path.resolve(appDist, 'server'),
    filename: 'index.js',
  plugins: [new webpack.HotModuleReplacementPlugin()],
  resolve: {
    extensions: ['.js', '.jsx', '.json'],

On each request server render a new version of UI

app.get('*', (request, response) => {
  const staticAssets = getStaticAssets();
  const routerContext = {};
  const renderStream = renderDocumentToStream({
  const cacheStream = createCacheStream(request.path);

  response.writeHead(200, { 'Content-Type': 'text/html' });
  response.write('<!DOCTYPE html>');


For the hot reload I use webpackDevMiddleware and webpackHotMiddleware

const webpackInstance = webpack(webpackConfig);
const clientCompiler = webpackInstance.compilers.find(cmpl => cmpl.name === 'client');

  webpackDevMiddleware(clientCompiler, {
    hot: true,
    stats: 'errors-only',

renderDocumentToStream function intended for render App to NodeStream:

import App from './App';

renderDocumentToStream: ({ request, staticAssets, routerContext }) => {
  const rootMarkup = renderToString(
    <StaticRouter location={request.url} context={routerContext}>
      <App />

  return renderToNodeStream(

if (module.hot) {
  module.hot.accept('./App', () => {

When server is starting in stdout logged first call of console.log

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second call of console.log not logged, even after App.jsx has been changed

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What a im doing wrong?

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