Express Typescript Service Template

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Express Typescript Service Template

Template for new services based on Express and Typescript with the Best Practices and Ready for Production


This product analysis examines a NodeJS service template designed to streamline the process of starting a new NodeJS service. The template aims to provide a solid foundation for node services that can be deployed quickly and efficiently. It includes features such as Docker configuration, SWC for compiling and testing, Express as the HTTP framework, Husky integration, TypeScript support, Jest and Supertest for testing, custom path aliases, CI/CD using Github Actions, and more.


  • Dockerized Service: Fully dockerized service for development and production environments.
  • SWC Integration: Use SWC for compiling and running tests.
  • Express Configuration: Configured Express as the HTTP framework.
  • Husky Integration: Ensure good quality and conventions during development.
  • TypeScript Support: Check project for type errors with TypeScript.
  • Jest and Supertest Testing: Testing with Jest and supertest for unit and e2e tests.
  • Custom Path Aliases: Define custom paths for easier imports.
  • CI/CD with GitHub Actions: Automation for ensuring code quality and detecting vulnerabilities.


To start developing with this template, you need to create a .env file and run the following commands:

  1. Create a copy of the example .env file.
  2. For development mode: Command to start app in development mode.
  3. For production mode: Command to run app in production mode.
  4. To run tests: Command to run all tests / unit tests / e2e tests.
  5. To run the linter: Command to run the linter / fix lint issues automatically.


The NodeJS service template offers a comprehensive solution for setting up a new NodeJS service with efficient Docker configuration, testing capabilities, linting, TypeScript support, and CI/CD integration. By providing a solid foundation and best practices, developers can focus on building and deploying their services without worrying about the initial setup complexities.


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

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