Minimalistic project template to jump start a Node.js back-end application in TypeScript. TSLint, Jest and type definitions included.
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Minimalistic boilerplate to jump-start a Node.js project in TypeScript 3.0.

What's included:

Quick start

This project is intended to be used with v8 (LTS Carbon) release of Node.js or newer and [NPM][npm]. Make sure you have those installed. Then just type following commands:

git clone
cd node-typescript-boilerplate
npm install

or just download and unzip current master branch:

wget -O node-typescript-boilerplate
unzip && rm

Now start adding your code in the src and unit tests in the __tests__ directories. Have fun and build amazing things 🚀

Unit tests in JavaScript

Writing unit tests in TypeScript can sometimes be troublesome and confusing. Especially when mocking dependencies and using spies.

This is optional, but if you want to learn how to write JavaScript tests for TypeScript modules, read the corresponding wiki page.

Available scripts

  • clean - remove coverage data, Jest cache and transpiled files,
  • build - transpile TypeScript to ES6,
  • watch - interactive watch mode to automatically transpile source files,
  • lint - lint source files and tests,
  • test - run tests,
  • test:watch - interactive watch mode to automatically re-run tests


As an alternative to TypeScript, you can try my Node.js Flow boilerplate. It's basically the same but with ES6, async/await, Flow type checking and ESLint.


Licensed under the APLv2. See the LICENSE file for details.