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Express Objection starter

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While node.js makes it easy to hack together an express server quickly, it's hard to actually build a production-ready, secure, scalable solution. Furthermore, when building a web app that has a backend and a frontend component, you end up having to repeat almost all of the logic.

Thus, based on my experience building production-level systems, I built a comprehensive express.js template with:

  • a centralized hierarchical configuration system that can be easily overwritten
  • sensible defaults that can suit any production environment - PaaS, containers, behind proxy/CDN, etc, with support for production logging and distributed tracing
  • a proper ORM and query builder (Objection.js + knex) to allow working with relational databases in an ergonomic way
  • extensible relational models with tons of features (e.g. validation and pagination) baked-in
  • secure authentication system with Active Session management features
  • fine-grained role-based authorization to control access down to the field level, that seamlessly integrates with the query builder
  • a scalable, fault-tolerant queuing system that takes advantage of multi-core CPUs
  • fully-loaded development environment with automated testing/migration/dependencies/linting via git & npm hooks, development-purpose mail server, and even automatic type generation!

To get started, check out the documentation for more details!


npm i express-objection-starter

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