Node Express Mysql Typescript Api Boilerplate

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Node Express Mysql Typescript Api Boilerplate

Boilerplate for node express mysql typescript api project


This document analyzes a node express boilerplate available on GitHub. The boilerplate aims to provide a quick and easy setup for creating node express projects with features such as user authentication. The author acknowledges that the template may not suit all projects and invites users to suggest changes.


  • Quick and easy setup for creating node express projects.
  • Standardized project structure.
  • User authentication functionality.


To install the node express boilerplate, follow these steps:

  1. Set the following environment variables:

    • TOKEN_SECRET_KEY: Used to sign JWT tokens.
    • DB_HOST: Database host.
    • DB_USER: Database user.
    • DB_PASSWORD: Database password.
    • DB_NAME: Database name.
    • PORT: API server port (default = 5000).
  2. Choose the appropriate installation method based on your environment:

    • Local: No need to run migration in local as db sync is true.
    • Production: Migration and deployment steps required.
  3. Run unit tests.

  4. Optional: Complete the tasks listed in the TODO section.


The node express boilerplate provides an efficient way to set up and run node express projects. It focuses on saving time by automating repetitive tasks and providing pre-built functionality such as user authentication. The template is customizable and allows for suggestions and contributions from users.


Express.js is a simple Node.js framework for single, multi-page, and hybrid web applications.

Fullstack Boilerplates

A fullstack boilerplate provides a starter application that includes both frontend and backend. It should include database, auth, payments, user roles and other backend services to build a fully featured saas or webapps.


TypeScript is a superset of JavaScript, providing optional static typing, classes, interfaces, and other features that help developers write more maintainable and scalable code. TypeScript's static typing system can catch errors at compile-time, making it easier to build and maintain large applications.