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Module 1 Summary

This lesson is a summary of the work we've done in Module 1.0.

Module 1 Summary

This lesson is a summary of what we've done in Module 1.0.

In Module 1.0, we've built a very simple Node/Express/Typescript project.


In the package.json file of our app, we can see the dependencies and devDependencies our app depends on. body-parser and the express packages are our app's main dependencies. In our development dependencies, we've introduced the TypeScript ESLint packages, the eslint package, nodemon, and typescript. We've introduced two scripts in our app; the start script which allows us to start the server and the build script which allows us to compile our TypeScript code to valid JavaScript.

  "name": "tinyhouse-v1-server",
  "version": "0.1.0",
  "dependencies": {
    "body-parser": "^1.19.0",
    "express": "^4.17.1"
  "devDependencies": {
    "@types/body-parser": "^1.17.0",
    "@types/express": "^4.17.0",
    "@types/node": "^12.0.10",
    "@typescript-eslint/eslint-plugin": "^1.11.0",
    "@typescript-eslint/parser": "^1.11.0",
    "eslint": "^6.0.1",
    "nodemon": "^2.0.4",
    "ts-node": "^8.3.0",
    "typescript": "^3.5.2"
  "scripts": {
    "start": "nodemon src/index.ts",
    "build": "tsc -p ./"


The .eslintrc.json file sets up the configuration for our ESLint setup. We're using the @typescript-eslint/parser package to help parse TypeScript code. We're extending the @typescript-eslint/recommended package which contains a series of recommended rules. We've also added and customized a few rules of our own.

  "parser": "@typescript-eslint/parser",
  "parserOptions": {
    "ecmaVersion": 2018,
    "sourceType": "module"
  "extends": ["plugin:@typescript-eslint/recommended"],
  "env": { "node": true },
  "rules": {
    "indent": "off",
    "@typescript-eslint/indent": "off",
    "@typescript-eslint/explicit-function-return-type": "off"


The tsconfig.json file is responsible for setting up the configuration of our TypeScript project. We've stated the src/ folder to be the root directory of our TypeScript code. The output directory of compiled JavaScript code will be a build/ folder that is to be created in the root of the server project directory. We've introduced a strict: true field in our configuration to enable a series of strict type-checking options.

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