Robust, Strongly Typed, Documented APIs Using NestJS, TypeScript, and Swagger

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1017 Olive Street · Saint Louis, MO

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Second Street is in the former Laclede Gas Light Company building at 10th & Olive in downtown STL. Come in the front door and we're on the left, across from the elevators.

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Meetup starts at 6:30pm with 30 minutes of social time. Beginning at 7pm, ArchitectNow's Kevin Grossnicklaus will present Robust, Strongly Typed, Documented API’s using NestJS, TypeScript, and Swagger:

This session will introduce developers to the tools and architectures necessary to easily develop powerful API’s built on NodeJS. All API development will be done using TypeScript and an open source framework called NestJS (in addition to some other very handy NPM modules). Front-end developers interested in learning to create and manage their own back-end with minimal learning curve. The NestJS framework will feel very familiar to any developers currently using Angular and TypeScript for their client-side application development. It provides a server-side experience that is built to mirror the client-side architecture of Angular. .NET back-end developers looking to broaden their expertise in a new strongly typed framework. The overall development ecosystem is built to allow for a rapid API development process. Ultimately, any developer who’s curious about full stack development yet feels intimidated by learning multiple frameworks would all benefit from this session. Developers utilizing NestJS can leverage the same IDE they utilize for client-side development. For this talk we will demonstrate how API’s are built on this platform and discuss tooling, development processes, deployment options/best practices, and then leave attendees with a large number of resources to leverage.

Starting about 8:15pm, we'll move into a hacking session to experiment with the material that's been presented, and with JavaScript, browsers, and node.js in general.

Complimentary beer (21+ only), sodas, and pizza will be provided by this month's food sponsor, Second Street ( Come hungry, come thirsty, bring your laptop, and be ready to code!

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