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Build Cool APIs In Express and TypeScript

Gentrit Abazi
A programmer, developer and coder.
・2 min read

Node is a run-time environment that makes it possible to write server-side JavaScript. It has gained widespread adoption since its release in 2011. Writing server-side JavaScript can be challenging as a codebase grows due to the nature of the JavaScript language; dynamic and weak typed.

Developers coming to JavaScript from other languages often complain about its lack of strong static typing, but this is where TypeScript comes into the picture – to bridge this gap.

TypeScript is a typed (optional) super-set of JavaScript that can help with building and managing large-scale JavaScript projects. It can be thought of as JavaScript with additional features like strong static typing, compilation, and object-oriented programming.

How we start a new Express and TypeScript project?

The main idea is how to build applications with Express and TypeScript 🤔 ?

In Kutia we have created a project starter that allows you to have all the right configurations and just start dealing with business logic and not waste time on project configurations 🤪.

What are the features of this project starter?

Some of features that project contains are:

Beautiful Code 🚀.
Dependency Injection ❤️.
Simplified Database Query 👌.
Clear Structure with different layers such as controllers, services, repositories, models, middlewares 🙋‍♂️.
Easy Exception Handling 👋.
Smart Validation ✔️.
Easy event dispatching 😍.
Fast Database Building with migrations 😜.
Easy Data Seeding with our own factories 🍏.
Auth System 🚗.
Docker 🐳.
Class-based to handle WebSocket events 🎉.
Class-based to handle Cron Jobs 💼.
API Documentation 📝.
GraphQL 📈.
Queue Jobs 🚧.

How to install the starter project?

You can check all details of a project on GitHub, but to install a project in a short way, you need to: Clone from GitHub, Run npm install and npm run dev.

Now what?

Now you have a project with Scalable structure, Error handling, Authentication, etc.

Also, you are ready to connect your API with cool javascript clients using the latest sexy frameworks.

Original Article

https://kutia.net/build-cool-apis-in-express-and-typescript/

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