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    Nx - Powerful, Extensible Dev Tools

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    Nest.js Plugin for Nx

    What is Nx?

    🔎 Powerful, Extensible Dev Tools

    Nx Helps You

    Develop like Google, Facebook, and Microsoft

    Nx helps scale your development from one team building one application to many teams building multiple frontend and backend applications all in the same workspace. When using Nx, developers have a holistic dev experience powered by an advanced CLI (with editor plugins), capabilities for controlled code sharing and consistent code generation.

    Use Intelligent Build System with Distributed Caching

    Nx is smart. It analyzes your workspace and figures out what can be affected by every code change. That's why Nx doesn't rebuild and retest everything on every commit--it only rebuilds what is necessary.

    Nx also uses a distributed computation cache. If someone has already built or tested similar code, Nx will use their results to speed up the command for everyone else instead of rebuilding or retesting the code from scratch. This, in combination with Nx’s support for distributed and incremental builds, can help teams see up to 10x reduction in build and test times.

    Use Modern Tools

    Nx is an open platform with plugins for many modern tools and frameworks. It has support for TypeScript, React, Angular, Cypress, Jest, Prettier, Nest.js, Next.js, Storybook, Ionic among others. With Nx, you get a consistent dev experience regardless of the tools used.

    Getting Started

    Creating an Nx Workspace

    Using npx

    npx create-nx-workspace

    Using npm init

    npm init nx-workspace

    Using yarn create

    yarn create nx-workspace

    The create-nx-workspace command will ask you to select a preset, which will configure some plugins and create your applications to help you get started.

    ? What to create in the new workspace (Use arrow keys)
    ❯ empty             [an empty workspace with a layout that works best for building apps]
      oss               [an empty workspace with a layout that works best for open-source projects]
      web components    [a workspace with a single app built using web components]
      angular           [a workspace with a single Angular application]
      angular-nest      [a workspace with a full stack application (Angular + Nest)]
      react             [a workspace with a single React application]
      react-express     [a workspace with a full stack application (React + Express)]
      next.js           [a workspace with a single Next.js application]

    Select the preset that works best for you.

    ? Workspace name (e.g., org name)     happyorg
    ? What to create in the new workspace angular-preset    [a workspace with a full stack application (Angular + Nest)]
    ? Application name                    myapp
    ? Default stylesheet format           CSS

    You can also select empty and add @nrwl/nest plugin using yarn or npm, and then generate a new express app using nx g @nrwl/nest:app myapp.

    If it's your first Nx project, the command will recommend you to install the nx package globally, so you can invoke nx directly without going through yarn or npm.

    Serving Application

    • Run nx serve myapp to serve the newly generated application!
    • Run nx test myapp to test it.

    You are good to go!



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