Express Objection starter
While node.js makes it easy to hack together an express server quickly, it's hard to actually build a production-ready, secure, scalable solution. Furthermore, when building a web app that has a backend and a frontend component, you end up having to repeat almost all of the logic.
Thus, based on my experience building production-level systems, I built a comprehensive express.js template with:
- a centralized hierarchical configuration system that can be easily overwritten
- sensible defaults that can suit any production environment - PaaS, containers, behind proxy/CDN, etc, with support for production logging and distributed tracing
- a proper ORM and query builder (Objection.js + knex) to allow working with relational databases in an ergonomic way
- extensible relational models with tons of features (e.g. validation and pagination) baked-in
- secure authentication system with Active Session management features
- fine-grained role-based authorization to control access down to the field level, that seamlessly integrates with the query builder
- a scalable, fault-tolerant queuing system that takes advantage of multi-core CPUs
- fully-loaded development environment with automated testing/migration/dependencies/linting via git & npm hooks, development-purpose mail server, and even automatic type generation!
To get started, check out the documentation for more details!
(a month ago)