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REST Services for Typescript

This is a lightweight annotation-based expressjs extension for typescript.

It can be used to define your APIs using ES7 decorators.

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Installation

This library only works with typescript. Ensure it is installed:

npm install typescript -g

To install typescript-rest:

npm install typescript-rest --save

Configuration

Typescript-rest requires the following TypeScript compilation options in your tsconfig.json file:

{
  "compilerOptions": {
    "experimentalDecorators": true,
    "emitDecoratorMetadata": true
  }
}

Basic Usage

import * as express from "express";
import {Server, Path, GET, PathParam} from "typescript-rest";

@Path("/hello")
class HelloService {
  @Path(":name")
  @GET
  sayHello( @PathParam('name') name: string ): string {
    return "Hello " + name;
  }
}

let app: express.Application = express();
Server.buildServices(app);

app.listen(3000, function() {
  console.log('Rest Server listening on port 3000!');
});

That's it. You can just call now:

GET http://localhost:3000/hello/joe

Complete Guide

Check our documentation.

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