Usage no npm install needed!

<script type="module">
  import aitmedSdkRevamp from 'https://cdn.skypack.dev/@aitmed/sdk-revamp';


AiTmed's TypeScript/JavaScript SDK Boilerplate

Note: this boilerplate is not intended for react applications. You need to extend this boilerplate with additional configurations if you want this to bundle out to a react library components.


Put all .js or .ts files in src/ directory and make sure they are exported using src/index.ts. There are a couple of ways to export things out to the output bundle depending on how you want devs to use your library.

For example, for a directory like this:

  • src
    • createS3Object.ts
    • deleteS3Object.ts
    • updateS3Object.ts
    • makeRequest.ts
    • index.ts

Your index.ts file should look like this:

Named exports

export { default as createS3Object } from './createS3Object'
export { default as deleteS3Object } from './deleteS3Object'
export { default as updateS3Object } from './updateS3Object'
export { default as makeRequest } from './makeRequest'

When you npm run build, it will generate files into the ./dist directory. This dist directory will be imported in JavaScript applications like this:

import { createS3Object, makeRequest } from 'js-sdk-boilerplate'

function callSomeApi() {
  const req = makeRequest()

  return createS3Object(...).then(...).catch(...)

Main export (single, main object)

If you want developers to import it and use it like this:

import aitmedSdk from 'js-sdk-boilerplate'

function callSomeApi() {
  const req = aitmedSdk.makeRequest()

  return aitmedSdk.createS3Object(...).then(...).catch(...)

Then the index.ts file above will not work. You will have to export it differently like this so that it exports a main object:


import createS3Object from './createS3Object'
import deleteS3Object from './deleteS3Object'
import updateS3Object from './updateS3Object'
import makeRequest from './makeRequest'

// This main object will be exported
export default {

Main export variation #2

You can also make a main object to be exported out by just directly importing and exporting the target file back out:


export { default } from './someMethodOrSomething'


function someMethod() {
  return null

export default someMethod

Devs can then use the main object like this in their apps:

import someMethodOrWhatever from '@aitmed/js-sdk-boilerplate'

Publishing to NPM

When you want to publish to NPM, type in npm publish and it will publish the library to NPM.

Since this repo was created using a scope, it should already be private only to NPM users who are members of the aitmed organization on NPM.

The name of this repo is currently @aitmed/js-sdk-boilerplate and that will be the name the devs will import from in their applications, which is probably what you don't want. Try changing the name property in package.json to some name of your choice after the aitmed part like this:

  "name": "@aitmed/my-custom-sdk",
  "version": "1.0.0",

To make the package free to the public, instead of typing npm publish in the CLI you do this:

npm publish --access public

For including typescript definition files coming from outside the repo, try putting them in src/types and adding that path to typeRoots or types in the tsconfig.json file (not sure if this will work).

Extra dependencies included the project that you might want to use:

Package Description
dotenv Loads environment variables from .env for nodejs projects.
mocha Test runner.
chai Test matchers.

More info on these dependencies

  • dotenv

    • You can put your secret keys/env variables here. Don't let git commit this file if you want to be 100% safe. (Already done in this boilerplate in .gitignore)
    • To enter an environment variable, add a new line in the .env file in this format: MY_ENV_VARIABLE=MY_ENV_VARIABLE_VALUE
  • mocha

    • Test runner
  • chai

    • Test matchers