What is Nx?
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.
Creating an Nx Workspace
npm init nx-workspace
yarn create nx-workspace
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. You can always add plugins later.
? Workspace name (e.g., org name) happyorg ? What to create in the new workspace web components [a workspace with a single app built using web components] ? Application name myapp ? Default stylesheet format CSS
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.
nx serve myappto serve the newly generated application!
nx test myappto test it.
nx e2e myapp-e2eto run e2e tests for it.
Angular users can also run
You are good to go!
Quick Start Videos
|Scale React Development with Nx||Nx Workspaces||Advanced Nx Workspaces|
Nx Demo & Tutorial Videos
Books and Blogs
High Quality React apps with Nx & Cypress (April 2020)
Tiny Angular application projects in Nx workspaces (March 2020)
nx-examples repo has branches for different nx comments to display expected behavior and example app and libraries. Check out the branch (workspace, ngrx...) to see what gets created for you. More info on readme.
Want to help?
If you want to file a bug or submit a PR, read up on our guidelines for contributing and watch this video that will help you get started.
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