Awesome Open Source
Awesome Open Source

master commit release npm version npm Sonarcloud Status Known Vulnerabilities shield

TL;DR ExpressJS & VueJS Web App Cookbook, Customisable CRUD Library, CI/CD, Cloud Container Deployment, Web Components, ES Modules

Latest Version 0.5.1 - Released 2021 June 09 1010 +8GMT

  • complete crud example from example-webpack to example-native, add web workers example


  • SPA, ES Modules, Vue3 & Bulma: No bundler, scalable VueJS Application, example codes (signed uploads, JWT refresh token, OTP), recaptcha, Github OAuth2 login, Web component table, form & CRUD backend (files to note)
    • example-app/router/tables/. - table configurations
    • example-app/router/t4t.js - handle backend CRUD API
    • @es-labs/esm/t4t-fe.js - frontend operations to interact with t4t.js
    • @es-labs/esm/t4t-validate.js - validation used by both front and backend
    • @es-labs/esm/bwc-table - used to display table
    • @es-labs/esm/bwc-t4t-form.js - form generated from table configurations
    • example-native/views/ui1.js - autcomplete, combobox, file upload example
    • example-native/views/ui2.js - table example
    • example-native/views/ui3.js - form example (with connection to backend)
    • example-native/views/ui4.js - table and form example (with connection to backend)
  • SPA, Vite, Vue3 & Ant Design Vue: Web Components, Leaflet Map, ECharts, Webcam, Signature canvas, PWA, JWT refresh token, 2FA GA OTP, SAML, Websockets, GraphQL, rxjs
  • SPA, Vue-cli, Vue2 & Vuetify: Graphql (subscriptions, cache, optimistic UI, refetch queries), REST, VueCrudX, i18n, RxJS
  • Express JS Backend
    • Cors, proxy middleware, helmet, error handling, logging, OpenAPI
    • Objection ORM, Knex, MongoDb, Relational DB data example, migration, seed, GraphQL, Redis
    • Webpush & FCM push notification, Sendgrid email, Nexmo SMS, Telegram
    • AgendaJS message queue
    • Unit Test & Integration Test
    • Features with frontend demo in example-app/public/demo-express
  • Github Actions - Manual Trigger
  • Docker setups for Mongodb, Mysql, SAML IDP, Kafka, Hashicorp Vault, Redis
  • Secrets
  • Documentation: always work in progress and to be improved
  • AMP Website: removed



  • NodeJS LTS
  • For Windows, integrate bash shell to cmd shell (when installing git), or use git-bash
  • Docker (easier to use VS Code Docker plugin)


# clone repo and install backend
git clone
cd vue-crud-x

ExpressJS Backend Setup & Run - development environment

# install
cd example-app
npm i
npm i ../@es-labs/esm
npm i ../@es-labs/node


  • MongoDB examples needs MongoDB to work. To resolve, chose one of the methods to install MongoDB in docs/mongodb/
  • The example-app/config/secret/*.env,js files are not present. So there maybe some console log errors (but it is ok to ignore), graphql and websockets will not work. Quick start is still usable. Use the to fill up

Run migration & app

# create and seed relational db on SQLite, (delete the dev.sqlite file each time before you run this)
# command: npm run knex -- <development / uat / production> <seed / migrate>
npm run knex -- development migrate
npm run knex -- development seed

# create and seed MongoDB requires MongoDB - you can skip this but MongoDB examples will not work
# command: npm run mongo -- <development / uat / production> <seed / update>
npm run mongo -- development seed

# run the backend
# command: npm run app -- <development / uat / production>
npm run app -- development

# or npm run app:lint to include eslint checks

# Command to simulate long running process (do take note of caveats, for production need a monitor to handle restart strategy)
# command: npm run process-long -- development
npm run process-long

# Command to simulate process triggered by cron (**NOTE:** may be better to use cron to call API than trigger a process)
# command: npm run process-cron -- development
npm run process-cron

Visit the following URLs

No bundler frontend

See native app above


  • To run unit & integration test on /api/authors. E2E testing is Work In Progress
  • TO TEST EVERYTHING PLEASE change describe.only(...) to describe(...) in the test scripts in example-app/tests
# run in development only
npm run test

Vite SPA Setup & Run - development environment

Why Use Vite

For Push Notification

  • using Google FCM, setup your firebase account and messaging, also setup FCM server key in backend
  • using self hosted webpush is also supported and available
cd example-vite
npm i
npm run dev

Navigate to to view application

Login using the following:

  • User: test
  • Password: test
  • OTP (if enabled - e.g. USE_OTP=TEST): use 111111 as otp pin

You can test PWA Push notifications using Webpush or FCM () on Dashboard page depending on .env. file configuration (need to be on

Click the following buttons in order (see their output in console.log and screen):

  • sub PN (subscribe)
  • Test PN (send a test message to user id 1 - on sqlite)
  • Unsub PN (unsubscribe)

Vite SPA - static build

cd example-vite
npm run dev:build # build into example app, development environment
npm run build-uat # build uat environment, deploy to GCP Storage

Navigate to

Webpack SPA Setup & Run - development environment - TO DEPRECATE

cd example-webpack
npm i
npm run serve

Navigate to to view application with VueCrudX demo

Login is same as Vite SPA

Why No SSR or SSG


Refer to link below on how to try out...


The example-app/config/ folder contains the config information.

You can override the configurations using <NODE_ENV>.env.js files, e.g. development.env.js or uat.env.js in example-app/config

If too many config properties, split it to other more and files

Project Strcuture

+- .github/ : github related CICD and automations
+- @es-labs/
|  +- esm/ : [shared es modules]
|     +- package.json
|  +- node/ : [shared cjs modules]
|     +- auth/ : authentication
|     +- comms/ : messaging
|     +- services/ : db
|     +- express/ : for ExpressJS
|     +- config.default.js: defaults
|     +- config.js: config loader
|     +- package.json
+- docker-devenv/ : docker for development environment
+- docs/ : documentation
+- example-amp/ : AMP example (TBD)
+- example-app/ : [example backend] - See example-app/ for Project Structure
|  +- common-express/ : common codes used in express apps
+- example-native/ : frontend (Vue3 no bundle) - See example-native/ for Project Structure
+- example-vite/ : frontend (Vue3 rollup) - See example-vite/ for Project Structure
+- example-webpack/ : frontend associated to the backend (Vue2 webpack) - See example-webpack/ for Project Structure
|  +- lib/webpacked/ : webpacked components for frontend (e.g. VueCrudX.vue)
+- k8s/ : kubernetes YAML files (WIP)
+- .editorconfig
+- .gitignore
+- package.json
+- rest-cmd.http : rest commands for testing


Using github actions

Manually triggered deployment on .github/workflows/manual.yml

selectable inputs

  • environment (uat for now, development does not deploy anything)
  • application (example-app, example-vite)
  • code branch

NOTE config/secret contents will not be in repo for CI/CD (so you can get errors), those should be put in VAULT

current secrets

  • VAULT_uat, passed in as VAULT
# do not merge

# connect to a hashicorp vault and obtain secrets to merge
VAULT={ url, token } # base64 encoded

 # pass in secrets, this way is insecure and not a good way to send in secrets
VAULT={ secrets: { ... all your secrets here } } # base64 encoded



  • v0.4+ Improve folders and structure organization, handle CI/CD better
  • v0.3+ Reorganize folders and structure, for ease of developing and maintaining multiple applications.
  • v0.2+ uses Vuetify 2. Due to many breaking changes from Vuetify 1 to 2, CRUD component code was refactored to be more UI framework agnostic (reduce dependencies!), easier to use, improving code quality, documentation and supprting article - VueJS+ExpressJS CRUD & Cookbook
  • v0.1 and Vuetify 1 will be supported under the v1 branch. You can refer to the v1 Legacy Article (For Historical Reference)

Get A Weekly Email With Trending Projects For These Topics
No Spam. Unsubscribe easily at any time.
javascript (70,301
vue (4,278
hacktoberfest (4,258
nodejs (3,801
docker (2,912
express (496
rest (495
websocket (476
jwt (406
openapi (215
rxjs (158
web-components (143
crud (136
gcp (133
vite (74
2fa (51
recaptcha (45