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NestJS Tutorial Repository

Repository will be separated into server and client directory for NestJS backend and Angular frontend resepctively.

  • [x] Server repository
  • [x] Client repository
  • [x] Docker support
  • [x] Hook up Server and Client

Server-side (NestJS)

This repository houses the Project's backend written using NestJS

  • NSwag: Nswag allows us to generate API Calls to our Backend on our Frontend in forms of Functions. The abstraction of HttpClientModule takes place in the generated file.
  • Steps:
    1. cd ./server & npm i to install all dependencies for Server side
    2. Have an instance of MongoDB running (mongod). If you use an IDE like WebStorm, I have a script called: mongo:local that is going to run mongod subsequently so you can setup a Compound Run Configuration with start:dev and mongo:local to start the Backend with ease.
    3. npm run start:dev to start the server
  • Note: If there's issue connecting to local MongoDB and you make sure that you already have mongod running, go to config/default.ts and check if the MONGO_URI is correct.

Client-side (Angular)

This repository houses the Project's frontend written using Angular 6

  • Ant Design: The components design is by AntDesign ( I really like the subtle looks of AntDesign.
  • Steps: npm i to install all the dependencies then just start the application with ng serve
  • Note: Might be worth it to take a look at proxy.conf.json and how I setup the CLI to use the proxy file when serving so that we can call our backend on localhost:3000. This is so-called Cross Domains Request and our backend does not have CORS setup. Proxy will help us making the requests from 4200 to 3000.


Docker is supported.

  • Branch: docker
  • Steps: Just clone the repository, check out docker branch then from root directory, run docker-compose up and Docker will take over.
  • Note: Angular application will be served by NGINX on localhost; Nest application will be running on localhost:3000; cAdvisor which monitors our containers will be running on localhost:8080. Again, it's worthwhile to explore the Dockerfile in both client and server directory; also nginx.conf and docker-compose.yml to get the gist of how Docker and Docker Compose work.

P.S: Pull Requests, Contributions are most definitely welcomed :)

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