Bingo for meetings–typescript making exe console–part 14


Bingo is a small project, written in TypeScript , and developed with Alexandru Badita in launch break (one hour - more or less). You can find sources at . Those are my blog posts for Bingo : ( scroll below for the post)
1Create meeting
2Create Tests
3Finalize Create meeting
4Sharing meeting
5Keep Score
6Add obsolete
7Finalizing obsolete
8End meeting
9Dockerize tests
10Azure CI tests
11Yarn workspaces
13Intermezzo - CLI improvements
14typescript compile run with node
15NestJS ,swagger and create a meeting
16Finalizing API
17Intermezzo - jest vs jasmine error
18Refactor WebAPI and test service
19Heroku Deploy NestJs
21Deploy Angular to GitHub
22WebAPI and Web
24Documentation of the code

Now it is the moment to have our first executable release– console application. First, we want to see if the js obtain by compilation of ts run under node ( it runs under  ts-node index.ts , but it runs under node.js ? ). And we see that , when I run node index.js it gives error “ could not find bingo-meeting-object/MeetingFactory”.

It is clear that, even if yean workspaces works well with node and typescript, the final result, index.js , is not prepared to run under node. Solving the problem is about compiling typescript with project references  . The documentation is at  , and a sample project can be found at

It is composed by

1. having a tsconfig.json with


“compilerOptions”: {

“target”: “es5”,

“module”: “commonjs”,

“declaration”: true,

“declarationMap”: true,

“sourceMap”: true,

“strict”: false,

“composite”: true,

“esModuleInterop”: true



and extending in tsconfig.json

“extends”: “../tsconfig.settings.json”,

2. Compiling the projects with

tsc -b .

3. Creating index.ts with all classes exports

export * from “./MeetingsFactory”;

export * from “./Meeting”;

export * from “./Cards”;

export * from “./Participant”;

And now we can execute index.js with node index.jsinto

That means also the referenced projects are compiled into node_modules. That means that will not run without it.


We want now to create a console executable for the console project. That means something that compiles everything into an exe  – no matter windows , linux , or macos

We use for that

In the package.json of the console project we put

“build” : “pkg dist/index.js -c package.json”
In the root package.json we put
“scripts”: {
“test”: “cd bingo-meeting-objects-test && yarn test”,
“runConsole”: “cd bingo-meeting-console && yarn start”,
“buildConsole”:”yarn build && cd bingo-meeting-console && yarn build”,
“build”:”tsc -b .”
and yarn buildConsole will build than pkg into windows + linux + macos ( no matter that the windows has 108 MB 😉 )
Also we create a build_console.bat batch and docker_build_console.txt in order to automatically build the console
The docker is simple
FROM node:8
COPY . ./
RUN yarn
RUN yarn buildConsole
CMD tail -f /dev/null
The batch just runs the docker and copy files
docker build .. -f docker_build_console.txt -t bingo_build_console
docker run -d –rm –name bingo_build_console_container bingo_build_console
docker cp bingo_build_console_container:/app/bingo-meeting-console/bingo-meeting-console-win.exe .
docker cp bingo_build_console_container:/app/bingo-meeting-console/bingo-meeting-console-linux .
docker cp bingo_build_console_container:/app/bingo-meeting-console/bingo-meeting-console-macos .
docker container kill bingo_build_console_container
After this, we put into the yaml file to be copied as artifacts