What is Nx?
🔎 Nx is a set of Angular CLI power-ups for modern development.
Nx Helps You
Use Modern Tools
Using Nx, you can add Cypress, Jest, Prettier, and Nest into your dev workflow. Nx sets up these tools and allows you to use them seamlessly. Nx fully integrates with the other modern tools you already use and love.
Build Full-Stack Applications
With Nx, you can build full-stack applications using Angular and Node.js frameworks such as Nest and Express. You can share code between the frontend and the backend. And you can use the familiar
ng build/test/serve commands to power whole dev experience.
Develop Like Google
With Nx, you can develop multiple full-stack applications holistically and share code between them all in the same workspace. Nx provides advanced tools which help you scale your enterprise development. Nx helps enforce your organization’s standards and community best practices.
A la carte
Most importantly, you can use these power-ups a la carte. Just want to build a single Angular application using Cypress? Nx is still an excellent choice for that.
Does it replace Angular CLI?
Nx is not a replacement for Angular CLI. An Nx workspace is an Angular CLI workspace.
- You run same
- You configure your projects in
- Anything you can do in a standard Angular CLI project, you can also do in an Nx workspace.
Creating an Nx Workspace
npx create-nx-workspace myworkspace
npm init nx-workspace myworkspace
yarn create nx-workspace myworkspace
Adding Nx to an Existing Angular CLI workspace
If you already have a regular Angular CLI project, you can add Nx power-ups by running:
ng add @nrwl/schematics
Creating First Application
Unlike the CLI, an Nx workspace starts blank. There are no applications to build, serve, and test. To create one run:
ng g application myapp
The result will look like this:
<workspace name>/ ├── README.md ├── angular.json ├── apps/ │ ├── myapp/ │ │ ├── browserslist │ │ ├── jest.conf.js │ │ ├── src/ │ │ │ ├── app/ │ │ │ ├── assets/ │ │ │ ├── environments/ │ │ │ ├── favicon.ico │ │ │ ├── index.html │ │ │ ├── main.ts │ │ │ ├── polyfills.ts │ │ │ ├── styles.scss │ │ │ └── test.ts │ │ ├── tsconfig.app.json │ │ ├── tsconfig.json │ │ ├── tsconfig.spec.json │ │ └── tslint.json │ └── myapp-e2e/ │ ├── cypress.json │ ├── src/ │ │ ├── fixtures/ │ │ │ └── example.json │ │ ├── integration/ │ │ │ └── app.spec.ts │ │ ├── plugins/ │ │ │ └── index.ts │ │ └── support/ │ │ ├── app.po.ts │ │ ├── commands.ts │ │ └── index.ts │ ├── tsconfig.e2e.json │ ├── tsconfig.json │ └── tslint.json ├── libs/ ├── nx.json ├── package.json ├── tools/ ├── tsconfig.json └── tslint.json
All the files that the CLI would have in a new project are still here, just in a different folder structure which makes it easier to create more applications and libraries in the future.
ng serve myapp to serve the newly generated application!
You are good to go!
Quick Start & Documentation
- Angular at Large Organizations
- Nx: The New Way to Build Enterprise Angular Apps
- Supercharging the Angular CLI
- Hands on Full Stack development with Nx and Bazel
Podcasts and Shows
- nx-examples repo has branches for different nx comments to display expected behavior and example app and libraries. Check out the branch (workspace, ngrx...) to see what gets created for you. More info on readme.
- xplat - Cross-platform tools for Nx workspaces
Want to help?
If you want to file a bug or submit a PR, read up on our guidelines for contributing.
|Victor Savkin||Jason Jean||Benjamin Cabanes|