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Step 1: Create Application

Video of this Lesson

In this tutorial you will use Nx to build a full-stack application out of common libraries using modern technologies like Cypress and Nest.

Create a New Workspace

Start by creating a new workspace.

npx create-nx-workspace@latest

? Workspace name (e.g., org name)     myorg
? What to create in the new workspace angular
? Application name                    todos
? Default stylesheet format           CSS

When asked about 'preset', select angular, and todos for the app name.

myorg/
├── apps/
│   ├── todos/
│   │   ├── src/
│   │   │   ├── app/
│   │   │   ├── assets/
│   │   │   ├── environments/
│   │   │   ├── favicon.ico
│   │   │   ├── index.html
│   │   │   ├── main.ts
│   │   │   ├── polyfills.ts
│   │   │   ├── styles.scss
│   │   │   └── test.ts
│   │   ├── browserslist
│   │   ├── jest.conf.js
│   │   ├── tsconfig.app.json
│   │   ├── tsconfig.json
│   │   ├── tsconfig.spec.json
│   │   └── tslint.json
│   └── todos-e2e/
│       ├── src/
│       │   ├── fixtures/
│       │   │   └── example.json
│       │   ├── integration/
│       │   │   └── app.spec.ts
│       │   ├── plugins/
│       │   │   └── index.ts
│       │   └── support/
│       │       ├── app.po.ts
│       │       ├── commands.ts
│       │       └── index.ts
│       ├── cypress.json
│       ├── tsconfig.e2e.json
│       ├── tsconfig.json
│       └── tslint.json
├── libs/
├── tools/
├── angular.json
├── nx.json
├── package.json
├── tsconfig.json
├── tslint.json
└── README.md

The generate command added two projects to our workspace:

  • An Angular application
  • E2E tests for the Angular application

Serve the newly created application

Now that the application is set up, run it locally via:

npx nx serve todos

Note on the Nx CLI

If you would prefer to run using a global installation of Nx, you can run:

nx serve todos

Depending on how your dev env is set up, the command above might result in Command 'nx' not found.

To fix it, you can either install the nx cli globally by running:

npm install -g nx

or

yarn global add nx

Alternatively, you can run the local installation of Nx by prepending every command with npm run:

npm run nx -- serve todos

or

yarn nx serve todos

Note on nx serve and ng serve

Internally, the Nx CLI delegates to the Angular CLI when running commands or generating code. The nx serve command produces the same result as ng serve, and nx build produces the same results as ng build. However, the Nx CLI supports advanced capabilities that aren't supported by the Angular CLI. For instance, Nx's computation cache only works when using the Nx CLI. In other words, using nx instead ng will result in the same output, but often will perform a lot better. Read more about Nx CLI and Angular CLI.

Quiz

Open http://localhost:4200 in the browser. What do you see?

  • 404

  • Page saying "Welcome to Todos!"

  • Page saying "This is an Angular app built with the Angular CLI"