TEN (TypeScript + Express + Node.js) - Simple, scalable and easy starting point for full stack TypeScript web development.
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Starter app for TEN stack: TypeScript + Express + Node.js

Used technologies:

  • Node.JS + Cluster
  • TypeScript
  • Express
  • SCSS

How to install

npm install -g gulp
npm install
bower install

Start application in development mode

npm run start

Start application in production mode

npm run start-prod

Run tests

Run all tests: npm run test-all
Run client tests: npm run test-client
Run server tests: npm run test-server

Client tests configuration is in karma.conf.js

Create development dependencies

gulp dev

Create minimised production dependencies

gulp prod

Watch TypeScript and SCSS changes

gulp watch-ts-scss

Transpile client TypeScript and all SCSS

gulp transpile-client-ts
gulp transpile-all-scss

Style and scripts imports

Put all imports you want to use in gulpfile.js. Then simply run gulp dev or gulp prod.
In development mode you will get all your imports as separate entries so they will be easy to debug.
In production mode all your imports will be put together and minified to single .js and .css file so that they are as small as possible and fast to load.


Both client and server consist of modular structure.
That means certain folder order:

├── client/  
│   ├── app/  
│   └── elements/  
└── server/  
    ├── app/  
    └── elements/  

Folders functions:
app - Consist of main application, server or client. It basically wires all elements together.
elements - Independent elements. It means that they don't depend on any other elements or application source code or assets. They can only depend on libraries used by project. It makes them independent from this project, which means they can be reused in other applications easily.