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Our Newest Enterprise Angular Book

What is Nx?

🔎 Nx is a set of Angular CLI power-ups for modern development.

Nx Helps You

Use Modern Tools

Using Nx, you can add Cypress, Jest, Prettier, and Nest into your dev workflow. Nx sets up these tools and allows you to use them seamlessly. Nx fully integrates with the other modern tools you already use and love.

Build Full-Stack Applications

With Nx, you can build full-stack applications using Angular and Node.js frameworks such as Nest and Express. You can share code between the frontend and the backend. And you can use the familiar ng build/test/serve commands to power whole dev experience.

Develop Like Google

With Nx, you can develop multiple full-stack applications holistically and share code between them all in the same workspace. Nx provides advanced tools which help you scale your enterprise development. Nx helps enforce your organization’s standards and community best practices.

A la carte

Most importantly, you can use these power-ups a la carte. Just want to build a single Angular application using Cypress? Nx is still an excellent choice for that.

Does it replace Angular CLI?

Nx is not a replacement for Angular CLI. An Nx workspace is an Angular CLI workspace.

  • You run same ng build, ng serve commands.
  • You configure your projects in angular.json.
  • Anything you can do in a standard Angular CLI project, you can also do in an Nx workspace.

Getting Started

Creating an Nx Workspace

Using npx

npx create-nx-workspace myworkspace

Using npm init

npm init nx-workspace myworkspace

Using yarn create

yarn create nx-workspace myworkspace

Adding Nx to an Existing Angular CLI workspace

If you already have a regular Angular CLI project, you can add Nx power-ups by running:

ng add @nrwl/schematics

Creating First Application

Unlike the CLI, an Nx workspace starts blank. There are no applications to build, serve, and test. To create one run:

ng g application myapp

The result will look like this:

<workspace name>/
├── angular.json
├── apps/
│   ├── myapp/
│   │   ├── browserslist
│   │   ├── jest.conf.js
│   │   ├── src/
│   │   │   ├── app/
│   │   │   ├── assets/
│   │   │   ├── environments/
│   │   │   ├── favicon.ico
│   │   │   ├── index.html
│   │   │   ├── main.ts
│   │   │   ├── polyfills.ts
│   │   │   ├── styles.scss
│   │   │   └── test.ts
│   │   ├──
│   │   ├── tsconfig.json
│   │   ├── tsconfig.spec.json
│   │   └── tslint.json
│   └── myapp-e2e/
│       ├── cypress.json
│       ├── src/
│       │   ├── fixtures/
│       │   │   └── example.json
│       │   ├── integration/
│       │   │   └── app.spec.ts
│       │   ├── plugins/
│       │   │   └── index.ts
│       │   └── support/
│       │       ├── app.po.ts
│       │       ├── commands.ts
│       │       └── index.ts
│       ├── tsconfig.e2e.json
│       ├── tsconfig.json
│       └── tslint.json
├── libs/
├── nx.json
├── package.json
├── tools/
├── tsconfig.json
└── tslint.json

All the files that the CLI would have in a new project are still here, just in a different folder structure which makes it easier to create more applications and libraries in the future.

Serving Application

Run ng serve myapp to serve the newly generated application!

You are good to go!

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Core Team

Victor Savkin Jason Jean Benjamin Cabanes
Victor Savkin Jason Jean Benjamin Cabanes
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