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Next js Error Monitoring with Sentry

In the fast-paced world of web development, ensuring the reliability and stability of your applications is paramount. Next.js, a popular React framework for building web applications, offers a powerful solution to this challenge.

However, ensuring the reliability and performance of your Next.js app is equally crucial. That’s where Sentry comes into play. Combined with Sentry, an industry-leading error monitoring platform, Next.js empowers developers to proactively identify and resolve issues that may arise in their applications. In this article, we’ll explore how to integrate Sentry into your Next.js project for effective error monitoring and performance optimization.

1. Setting Up Sentry

1.1 Create a Sentry Account

Start by creating a free Sentry account on Sentry's website. This account will serve as your dashboard for tracking errors and performance issues.

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1.2 Install the Sentry SDK

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Run the following command in your Next.js project directory:

npx @sentry/wizard@latest -i nextjs

This command will:

  • Set up your Sentry account.
  • Automatically add the Sentry SDK to your project.
  • Begin capturing errors and performance data.

2.Error Monitoring

2.1 Insights and Stack Traces

Sentry provides actionable insights into your Next.js app's errors. You'll see detailed stack traces, which were previously only accessible via user debug consoles. Additionally, Sentry automatically applies source maps to convert minified or transpiled code back to its original form.

2.2 Private Source Maps

// next.config.js
module.exports = {
    productionBrowserSourceMaps: true,

Keep your Next.js source maps private by uploading them directly to Sentry. This ensures that you can debug issues without compromising sensitive information.

3. Performance Monitoring

3.1 Tracing Performance Issues

Within minutes of installing Sentry, you can trace performance bottlenecks in your Next.js app. Identify slow API calls, inefficient code, and related errors.

3.2 Release Management

Sentry allows you to manage releases effectively. Mark Next.js errors as resolved, prioritize live issues, and gain a full view of your application's performance over time.

4. Session Replay

4.1 Contextual Insights

Sentry's session replay feature provides context for errors. Understand what happened when an error occurred, including user interactions, AJAX requests, and DOM events.

5. Breadcrumbs

5.1 Capturing User Journeys

Sentry captures breadcrumbs, showing what your app was doing when an error occurred. Use this information to prompt users for feedback and compare their experiences to the data.

6. Debugging Any Exception

6.1 Comprehensive Details

Record environment and usage specifics to recreate bugs down to the browser version, operating system, and query parameters specific to the session. Sentry's tag distribution graph helps isolate and prioritize Next.js errors based on frequency.


Effective error monitoring is essential for maintaining a smooth user experience. With Sentry, you'll be well-equipped to optimize your Next.js application and deliver fast, reliable results. So go ahead, write that blog article, and spread the word about Next.js and Sentry!

"Sentry has changed how we monitor and respond to errors at Vercel by increasing code visibility and reducing resolution times. I’m thrilled for the new SDK to make error monitoring even easier for the Next.js ecosystem." — Lee Robinson, Head of Developer Relations at Vercel