Express typescript jest boilerplate

The purpose of this boilerplate is to have fully configured express project with linter, typescript and integrational testing ready to go.
So to start working with application just:

  • npm i
  • npm run dev
    and local server with live reload would be started for you.


It is your friend it will show when you sending wrong arguments to function or trying to call a property that doesnt exists.
All the type checks is done also in tests and during the development step. So if you made the error in types you got the feedback immediatly.


“compilerOptions”: {
“moduleResolution”: “node”,
“target”: “ES2019”,
“noImplicitAny”: true,
“module”: “CommonJS”,
“baseUrl”: “./src”,
“rootDir”: “./src”,
“outDir”: “./build”,
“esModuleInterop”: true,
“allowSyntheticDefaultImports”: true,
“strict”: true,
“paths”: {
“src/“: [

“include”: [“./src”],
“exclude”: [“node_modules”]

Code example


import {
} from 'express'

const router = Router()

 * @swagger
 * /users:
 *   get:
 *     description: get users
 *     produces:
 *       - application/json
 *     responses:
 *       200:
 *         description: array of users
    (req: Request, res: Response): void => {
        res.send([{name: 'user1'}, {name: 'user2'}])

export default router


import path from 'path'
import supertest from 'supertest'

import app from 'server'

describe('Test html root', () => {
    it('success scenario', async (done) => {
        const res = await supertest(app)

        expect(res.body).toEqual([{name: 'user1'}, {name: 'user2'}])


Author: Shantun Parmar

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