A basic Node application

In this section, we will create a basic TypeScript Node application powered by the Injex framework. This example will overview the core functionality of Injex, including how to create an IoC container, define and inject modules, and bootstrap your application.

At the end of this example, you will have all the tools to get you up and running using Injex on your TypeScript applications, making it easier to implement paradigms like the SOLID principles.


Check out the Getting Started section if you haven't read it yet.

What we're going to build

We're going to build a mail sender service for Node. The app will receive a mail provider type, a message body, and a contact email address as the addressee.


Remember, its just a demo application, and it's not going to send anything. We are creating it for demonstration purposes.


Start by creating a folder and init an npm project.

mkdir -p injex-node-app/src
cd injex-node-app
npm init -y
touch src/index.ts

Now, install the dependencies you're going to use in the project.

npm install --save @injex/core @injex/node typescript @types/node

TypeScript config

Copy this basic tsconfig.json file to the root folder.

"compilerOptions": {
"rootDir": "./src",
"outDir": "./out",
"module": "commonjs",
"target": "es6",
"experimentalDecorators": true
"exclude": [

Package scripts

Edit the package.json file, replace the "scripts": {...} section with:

"scripts": {
"dev": "tsc -w",
"build": "tsc",
"start": "node out/index"


We're going to use the IMailProvider TypeScript interface later on, So add it to a file called interfaces.ts inside the src/ folder.

export interface IMailProvider {
send(message: string, email:string): void;

The mail providers

Now we will create two mail providers, GoogleMailProvider and MicrosoftMailProvider, so we can send the mail message using GMAIL or MSN. Let's start by creating two files inside the src/providers/ folder.

import { define, singleton, alias } from "@injex/core";
import { IMailProvider } from "../interfaces";
export class GoogleMailProvider implements IMailProvider {
public readonly Type = "google";
public send(message: string, email: string) {
console.log(`GMAIL: Sending message to ${email}...`);
console.log(`GMAIL: ${message}`);
import { define, singleton, alias } from "@injex/core";
import { IMailProvider } from "../interfaces";
export class MicrosoftMailProvider implements IMailProvider {
public readonly Type = "microsoft";
public send(message: string, email: string) {
console.log(`MSN: Sending message to ${email}...`);
console.log(`MSN: ${message}`);

Both of the files are pretty the same except for minor changes. Remember, this is not a real-world mail sender service, so we only print some content to the console.

Let's go over the important lines (4, 5, 6):

In line 4, we define the provider class as an Injex module; this will register the class in the Injex container. Line 5 marks this class as a singleton, meaning that any time a module will "require" this provider, he will get the same instance of the mail provider.

In line 6, we tell Injex that each module has the alias name MailProvider so we can use the @injectAlias(NAME, KEY) decorator to inject a dictionary with all the modules with this alias as we will see in a minute.

The mail service

Let's create a service called MailService. This service will have the send method, which receives the mail provider type, a message body, and the addressee send the message as arguments and triggers the send method of the selected mail provider.

Create the file services/mailService.ts inside the src/ folder and paste the following code.

import { define, singleton, injectAlias, AliasMap } from "@injex/core";
import { IMailProvider } from "../interfaces";
export class MailService {
@injectAlias("MailProvider", "Type") private mailProviders: AliasMap<string, IMailProvider>;
public send(provider: string, message: string, email: string) {
const mailProvider = this.mailProviders[provider];
mailProvider.send(message, email);

Like before, let's go over the important lines (4, 5, 7):

Lines 4 and 5 should be familiar. We define and register the module and mark it as a singleton module.

In line 7, we tell Injex to inject all the modules with the MailProvider alias name into a dictionary object called mailProviders which is a member of the MailService class, the "Type" in line 7 tells Injex what will be the key for this dictionary (line 8 in our mail providers from before).


Like every application, we should have an entry point. Injex's entry point is the Bootstrap class run method.

Create the file bootstrap.ts inside our src/ folder and paste the following.

import { bootstrap, inject } from "@injex/core";
import { MailService } from "./services/mailService";
export class Bootstrap {
@inject() private mailService: MailService;
public run() {
this.mailService.send("google", "Hello from Injex!", "udi.talias@gmail.com");

Line 4 defines this module as the bootstrap class. You should have only 1 class in your container with the @bootstrap() decorator.

In line 6, we tell Injex that we want to @inject() the mailService singleton module we created earlier so we can use it to send our so important email ๐Ÿ˜….

A Side Note

You probably asking yourself, how is the mailService on line 6 received the singleton instance of MailService (with the capital 'M')? The answer is that Injex takes the name of the module class (MailService) and converts it to its camelCased version. You can read more about it on the @inject() decorator docs.

The Injex container

The container is the central part of the Injex framework. It's where all your application module definitions, instances, factories, and configurations will live for later injection.

We're going to use the Injex Node container, the one we installed earlier via the npm install @injex/node command.

Open the src/index.ts file in your favorite editor and paste the following code.

import { Injex } from "@injex/node";
rootDirs: [__dirname]

Here we import Injex from @injex/node and creates the container using the Injex.create() method. We pass the __dirname as the only root directory of our project, so Injex can scan all the files inside this directory and look for Injex modules for auto registration.

This is one of the significant parts of the Injex framework. You need to create a module inside the root directory, and Injex will find it automatically and wire everything for you. No need to add each module manually.


Check out the Node runtime for more configuration options.

3, 2, 1... lift off!

Ok, we came so far, let's start the engine and watch the magic.

Open your terminal and run the build command to transpile our TypeScript.

Please make sure you're inside the project root folder and run the following commands.

npm run build && npm start

You should see the following output:

GMAIL: Sending message to udi.talias@gmail.com...
GMAIL: Hello from Injex!


We created a simple Node application to show the basic parts of the Injex framework. We created a service and some classes with an alias name and injected them into the service using the @injectAlias() decorator.

We then created the bootstrap class, and we used the MailService singleton instance, which we injected into it.

You can checkout the examples section for more examples and use cases.