Getting Started With NestJS

Getting Started With NestJS

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Nest is a framework for building efficient, scalable Node.js server-side applications. It uses modern JavaScript, is built with TypeScript preserves compatibility with pure JavaScript and combines elements of OOP (Object Oriented Programming), FP (Functional Programming), and FRP (Functional Reactive Programming).

Under the hood, Nest makes use of Express, but also, provides compatibility with a wide range of other libraries, like e.g. Fastify, allowing for easy use of the myriad third-party plugins which are available.


$ npm install

Getting Started

Setting up a new project is quite simple. With npm installed, you can create a new Nest project with the following commands in your OS terminal:

$ npm i -g @nestjs/cli
$ nest new project-name

Running the app

# development
$ npm run start

# watch mode
$ npm run start:dev

# production mode
$ npm run start:prod


# unit tests
$ npm run test

# e2e tests
$ npm run test:e2e

# test coverage
$ npm run test:cov


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