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TypeScript Express Starter

🚀 Express RESTful API Boilerplate Using TypeScript

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😎 Introducing The Project

Express consists of JavaScript, which makes it vulnerable to type definitions.

That's why we avoid supersets with starter packages that introduce TypeScript.

The package is configured to use TypeScript instead of JavaScript.

The project referred to express-generator-typescript

🤔 What is Express ?

Express is a fast, open and concise web framework and is a Node.js based project.

🚀 Quick Start

Install with the npm Global Package

$ npm install -g create-cubicus-frontend

Run npx to Install The Package

npx is a tool in the JavaScript package management module, npm.

This is a tool that allows you to run the npm package on a single run without installing the package.

If you do not enter a project name, it defaults to create-cubicus-frontend.

$ npx create-cubicus-frontend "project name"

Select a Templates

Example Cli

Start your create-cubicus-frontend app in development mode at http://localhost:3000/

Template Type

Name Description
Default Express Default
Routing Controllers Create structured, declarative and beautifully organized class-based controllers with heavy decorators usage
Sequelize Easy to use multi SQL dialect ORM for Node.js
Mongoose MongoDB Object Modeling(ODM) designed to work in an asynchronous environment
TypeORM An ORM that can run in Node.js and Others
Prisma Modern Database Access for TypeScript & Node.js
Knex SQL query builder for Postgres, MySQL, MariaDB, SQLite3 and Oracle
GraphQL query language for APIs and a runtime for fulfilling those queries with your existing data
Typegoose Define Mongoose models using TypeScript classes
Mikro ORM TypeScript ORM for Node.js based on Data Mapper, Unit of Work and Identity Map patterns. Supports MongoDB, MySQL, MariaDB, PostgreSQL and SQLite databases
Node Postgres node-postgres is a collection of node.js modules for interfacing with your PostgreSQL database

Template to be developed

Name Description
Sequelize Typescript Decorators and some other features for sequelize
TS SQL A SQL database implemented purely in TypeScript type annotations
inversify-express-utils Some utilities for the development of Express application with InversifyJS
postgress typescript
graphql prisma

🛎 Available Commands for the Server

  • Run the Server in production mode : npm run start or Start create-cubicus-frontend in VS Code
  • Run the Server in development mode : npm run dev or Dev create-cubicus-frontend in VS Code
  • Run all unit-tests : npm test or Test create-cubicus-frontend in VS Code
  • Check for linting errors : npm run lint or Lint create-cubicus-frontend in VS Code
  • Fix for linting : npm run lint:fix or Lint:Fix create-cubicus-frontend in VS Code

💎 The Package Features




🐳 Docker :: Container Platform

Docker is a platform for developers and sysadmins to build, run, and share applications with containers.

Docker Install.

  • starts the containers in the background and leaves them running : docker-compose up -d
  • Stops containers and removes containers, networks, volumes, and images : docker-compose down

Modify docker-compose.yml and Dockerfile file to your source code.

♻️ NGINX :: Web Server

NGINX is a web server that can also be used as a reverse proxy, load balancer, mail proxy and HTTP cache.

Proxying is typically used to distribute the load among several servers, seamlessly show content from different websites, or pass requests for processing to application servers over protocols other than HTTP.

When NGINX proxies a request, it sends the request to a specified proxied server, fetches the response, and sends it back to the client.

Modify nginx.conf file to your source code.

✨ ESLint, Prettier :: Code Formatter

Prettier is an opinionated code formatter.

ESLint, Find and fix problems in your JavaScript code

It enforces a consistent style by parsing your code and re-printing it with its own rules that take the maximum line length into account, wrapping code when necessary.

  1. Install VSCode Extension Prettier, ESLint

  2. CMD + Shift + P (Mac Os) or Ctrl + Shift + P (Windows)

  3. Format Selection With

  4. Configure Default Formatter...

  5. Prettier - Code formatter

Formatter Setting

Palantir, the backers behind TSLint announced in 2019 that they would be deprecating TSLint in favor of supporting typescript-eslint in order to benefit the community. So, migration from TSLint to ESLint.

📗 Swagger :: API Document

Swagger is Simplify API development for users, teams, and enterprises with the Swagger open source and professional toolset.

Easily used by Swagger to design and document APIs at scale.

Start your app in development mode at http://localhost:3000/api-docs

Modify swagger.yaml file to your source code.

🌐 REST Client :: HTTP Client Tools

REST Client allows you to send HTTP request and view the response in Visual Studio Code directly.

VSCode Extension REST Client Install.

Modify *.http file in src/http folder to your source code.

🔮 PM2 :: Advanced, Production process manager for Node.js

PM2 is a daemon process manager that will help you manage and keep your application online 24/7.

  • production mode :: npm run deploy:prod or pm2 start ecosystem.config.js --only prod
  • development mode :: npm run deploy:dev or pm2 start ecosystem.config.js --only dev

Modify ecosystem.config.js file to your source code.

🏎 SWC :: a super-fast JavaScript / TypeScript compiler

SWC is an extensible Rust-based platform for the next generation of fast developer tools.

SWC is 20x faster than Babel on a single thread and 70x faster on four cores.

  • tsc build :: npm run build
  • swc build :: npm run build:swc

Modify .swcrc file to your source code.

💄 Makefile :: This is a setting file of the make program used to make the compilation that occurs repeatedly on Linux

Makefiles are used to help decide which parts of a large program need to be recompiled.

  • help :: make help

Modify Makefile file to your source code.

🗂 Code Structure (default)

├──📂 .vscode
│  ├── launch.json
│  └── settings.json
├──📂 src
│  ├──📂 config
│  │  └── index.ts
│  │
│  ├──📂 controllers
│  │  ├── auth.controller.ts
│  │  └── users.controller.ts
│  │
│  ├──📂 dtos
│  │  └── users.dto.ts
│  │
│  ├──📂 exceptions
│  │  └── httpException.ts
│  │
│  ├──📂 http
│  │  ├── auth.http
│  │  └── users.http
│  │
│  ├──📂 interfaces
│  │  ├── auth.interface.ts
│  │  ├── routes.interface.ts
│  │  └── users.interface.ts
│  │
│  ├──📂 middlewares
│  │  ├── auth.middleware.ts
│  │  ├── error.middleware.ts
│  │  └── validation.middleware.ts
│  │
│  ├──📂 models
│  │  └── users.model.ts
│  │
│  ├──📂 routes
│  │  ├── auth.route.ts
│  │  └── users.route.ts
│  │
│  ├──📂 services
│  │  ├── auth.service.ts
│  │  └── users.service.ts
│  │
│  ├──📂 test
│  │  ├── auth.test.ts
│  │  └── users.test.ts
│  │
│  ├──📂 utils
│  │  ├── logger.ts
│  │  └── vaildateEnv.ts
│  │
│  ├── app.ts
│  └── server.ts
├── .dockerignore
├── .editorconfig
├── .env.development.local
├── .env.production.local
├── .env.test.local
├── .eslintignore
├── .eslintrc
├── .gitignore
├── .huskyrc
├── .lintstagedrc.json
├── .prettierrc
├── .swcrc
├── docker-compose.yml
├── ecosystem.config.js
├── jest.config.js
├── Makefile
├── nginx.conf
├── nodemon.json
├── package-lock.json
├── package.json
├── swagger.yaml
└── tsconfig.json

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Fix Bug 🐞 Fix Bug
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Install Package 📦 Install Package
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Update Version 🌼 Update Version
New Template 🎉 New Template

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I will do my best to answer and reflect.

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