// install Kretes CLInpm install -g kretes// generate your TypeScript projectkretes new quxbar// go to your project directorycd quxbar// start the applicationkretes start
Kretes is built on top of Snowpack, a modern build tool for faster web development. In development, client-side assets are compiled on-demand when requested. Hot Reload is instant and independent of the project size (so called O(1) bundling).
Kretes uses the Nix package manager for dependency management. Your project setup can be easily transferred between different machines, whether sharing it with coworkers, or when switching from development to production environment.
Kretes uses only one programming language: TypeScript, for the entire application (front-end to back-end). By using TypeScript across the board, there is just one ecosystem, one tooling and one way of hiring for software teams to learn and integrate.
Kretes comes with a (eventually large) library of useful modules which are developed in a coherent way. It is an integrated solution that optimizes for programmers productivity by reducing choices and incorporating community conventions.
Kretes adds a layer of additional functionalities on top of Visual Studio Code to help you create full-stack TypeScript web applications faster.
Manage the application lifecycle directly from your editor. No more context switching or manually typing commands to start/stop the application, or to update its dependencies. Everything is in one place, quickly accessible as the editor tasks.
Debug the application in a unified way, whether it's the front-end part, or the back-end part. No need to configure the debugging separately for each new application. Using the same setup you get up to speed so that you can focus on the actual business needs.
Stay in the programming flow thanks to instant TypeScript reloading on the server and on the client. It is no longer needed to wait to recompile your TypeScript projects, with Kretes it happens not only instantly, but also comes with practical improvements via transformers.
Engineer the application using visual, mouse-friendly user interfaces instead of manually typing in the same thing over and over again. It is not only less error-prone, but makes interactions faster and allows to shape the application faster.
What people are saying about Kretes
Kretes helps us kick start projects quickly and brings us tools we really like. We build a lot of prototypes on daily basis and we see great value in integrated, battery-included solutions.
I love how Kretes allows to quickly prototype full-stack web apps in TypeScript. At Xfaang we constantly build and play with different app ideas for our clients - rapid software development is an important factor. Kretes makes the development not only easier, but also more enjoyable. It’s a great tool for software companies to gain a competitive edge.
Kretes brings back the joy of programming by setting up reasonable defaults and aims to keep you productive. It also makes your app easier to test by taking a more functional approach. You'll like it!
As an AI company, we build a lot of prototype apps on top of our algorithmic engines applied to this or that use case. While not being our core business, building sleak apps quickly is actually a critical component of what we do. Kretes helps a lot achieving all that, without nonsense, and it allows the team to be efficient and worriless on the app side, while focusing on our core, AI problem solving.
Kretes feels extremely fast in the development cycle. It is easy and simple to bootstrap a new project. It provides a nice structure with convenient defaults. I find it especially useful for junior developers, they can be much more productive from the get-go, than wasting time to setup the project on their own. Kretes looks promising.
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