⚡️ TypeScript Execute: Node.js enhanced to run TypeScript & ESM (by privatenumber)

Tsx Alternatives

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tsx reviews and mentions

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  • Finally, a guide for Node.js and TypeScript and ESM that works
    18 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 21 Nov 2023
    I really enjoy frontend/node/typescript development. I roll my eyes whenever the HN-types complain about CSS or frontend development being a hellhole. Mostly the comments I see seem ignorant or impatient ("Why doesn't this thing work without be bothering to learn it?")

    However, the intersection of typescript, nodejs, and ES modules is consistently the most frustrating experience I ever have. Trying to figure out which magic incantation of tsconfig/esbuild/tsc/node options will let me just write code and run it is a fools errand. You might figure something out, and then you try to use Jest and then you descend into madness again.

    The biggest tip I can give people is to ditch ts-node and just use (the awkwardly named) tsx https://github.com/privatenumber/tsx, which pretty much just "mostly works" for running Typescript during dev for node.

    The problem mostly seems to stem for all the stakeholders being pretty dogmatic to whatever their goals are, rather than the pragmatic option of just meeting people where they are. I really wish the Node, Typescript, Deno/Bun, and maybe some bundler people would come together and figure out how to make this easier for people.

    18 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 21 Nov 2023
    I’ve found TSX to be a better alternative to ts-node. It seems to have more sensible defaults in 2023. https://github.com/privatenumber/tsx
  • ERDIA: TypeORM entity specification documentation tool
    6 projects | dev.to | 28 Aug 2023
    If your TypeORM entity is written in TypeScript, you have to run ERDIA using ts-node or tsx as follows.
  • xtsz - a TS / JS file runner with support for HTTP/S imports
    5 projects | /r/node | 22 Apr 2023
    Want to import a package / file conveniently from esm.sh or unpkg or directly from a GitHub repo for a one-off script (for example). To do this I created a custom ESBuild plugin to handle HTTP imports - that worked for ,js files. To support running both ESM and CJS, I use tsx.
  • What is your must have npm package on any given project?
    15 projects | /r/webdev | 5 Apr 2023
    I prefer tsx honestly. Nodemon will detect that your using TypeScript and switch from node to ts-node but tsx is a no config necessary version of ts-node that also runs faster. Of course you can configure ts-node to use swc to be faster but then you're playing with config files to get things working.
  • Thoughts about Deno?
    3 projects | /r/typescript | 25 Feb 2023
    I’ve been trying to adopt Deno into new projects, but I find Node through tsx good enough.
  • Will nodeJs ever have out of the box typescript support?
    6 projects | /r/node | 22 Feb 2023
    try tsx. it has support for watch mode and works great with esm module projects.
  • Why is this so hard to do? Help
    3 projects | /r/typescript | 19 Feb 2023
    This is the answer: https://github.com/esbuild-kit/tsx
  • <3 Deno
    11 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 12 Feb 2023
    Have a look at https://github.com/esbuild-kit/tsx

    _tsx is a CLI command (alternative to node) for seamlessly running TypeScript & ESM, in both commonjs & module package types.

    It's powered by esbuild so it's insanely fast._

  • Achieving end-to-end type safety in a modern JS GraphQL stack
    9 projects | dev.to | 24 Nov 2022
    TSX, to run TypeScript without compiling the code;
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privatenumber/tsx is an open source project licensed under MIT License which is an OSI approved license.

The primary programming language of tsx is TypeScript.

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