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Release notes v0.0.124

A bit of a hectic last weeks for me, since I got an adorable pup. So I can't promise that the release works completely or that these docs are complete.

Lint config

The linter got another update. Based on the 'Node.js best practice' of returning promises, we removed the 'no-return-await' rule and added the 'require-await' rule. It boils down to the following: stacktraces are better when promises are awaited instead of ' implicit' returned. The ESLint rules don't cover everything, so most recommendations are not enforced yet. The article also talks a bit about the performance cost, which is negligible in case of for example database calls.

For more information please read the recommendation .

Code gen

Of course, most of the breaking stuff happens here. We introduced a 'common' directory and split the various outputs of generators over subdirectories named by their groups. This should make it easier to discover related api calls and minimize diffs. Let's go over each generator and check what has changed.


The type generator has the least of all changes, but now resides in the $outputDirectory/common directory.


As used by dumpStructure and dumpApiStructure. This file is now also in the $outputDirectory/common directory.


The router middleware, setBodyParsers and groupMiddleware are all exported from the $outputDirectory/common directory. The handlers and tags are now exported from $outputDirectory/$group/controller.js.


The validator generator behaves much like the 'router' generator. The usable api is exposed from $outputDirectory/$group/validatorsjs and the 'common' directory is used to store the 'anonymous-validators' (the plain JS, deduplicated, validation functions).


The api-call functions are now split by group in $outputDirectory/$group/apiClient.js. The apiClient generator has some more breaking changes. We now expect an 'Axios' instance as the first argument of each function. This allows you to manage the 'Axios' instance however you wish. This also means that both isBrowser and isNode settings generate the same functions, so it's more intuitive to use. It is expected that the addRequestIdInterceptors is called which is exported from $outputDirectory/common/apiClient.js.


All types and the useApi hook are now epxorted from $outputDirectory/common/reactQuery.ts. The hooks are split per group as well and can be found in $outputDirectory/$group/reactQueries.tsx.


The sql generator still prefers the $outputDirectory/databse directory, but only exports the queries object from $outputDirectory/database/index.js.

More notes

  • The easiest way to deal with all the import errors is probably to remove all imports (/import \{[\w\n ,]+} from "./generated[\w\./]+";/gm), and let your IDE resolve them all again.
  • When doing lots of api calls from the server, it is advised to add a custom https.Agent when creating the Axios instance. This way you can enable connection 'keep-alive' and timeouts.
  • All index.js files are removed, add a sorted imports rule to your ESLint config, as that list may grow a bit.
  • The $outputDirectory is completely wiped on each app.generate call. This to enforce import-ing from the controller files instead of directly editing them.
  • common is now a reserved name in the code generator and can't be used as a group name.

In closing

Some words of encouragement for all breaking changes. I can't guarantee that everything works as expected, since my brain only functions at half capacity currently and not everything is covered by tests please help. Also more breaking changes are planned, see #754 and #703.