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Adds custom config and developer tools to an existing next application

The next init generator will add a custom ESlint config to an existing NextJs application, install eslint-plugin-testing-library to the project. as well as update project.json with a custom test config to allow coverage collection from jest.


An existing Next application


nx g @ensono-stacks/next:init

Command line arguments

The following command line arguments are available:

OptionDescriptionTypeAccepted ValuesDefault
--projectName of the existing next applicationstringnameOfApplicationN/A

Generator Output

The following files will be updated.

UPDATE apps/baseline-next-app/project.json #Updated with custom test config to allow for coverage collection
UPDATE apps/baseline-next-app/.eslintrc.json #Ehanced with additional linting rules
UPDATE apps/baseline-next-app/tsconfig.json #Minor enhancements
UPDATE apps/baseline-next-app/tsconfig.spec.json #Updates for monorepo structure
UPDATE apps/baseline-next-app/specs/index.spec.tsx #Formatting changes

The generator will also add react-axe (version 4.7.3) into the app via the following:
// @ts-ignore
if (typeof window !== 'undefined' && process.env.NODE_ENV !== 'production') {
// eslint-disable-next-line global-require
const axe = require('@axe-core/react'); // eslint-disable-line @typescript-eslint/no-var-requires
// eslint-disable-next-line global-require
const React = require('react'); // eslint-disable-line @typescript-eslint/no-var-requires
// eslint-disable-next-line global-require
const ReactDOM = require('react-dom'); // eslint-disable-line @typescript-eslint/no-var-requires
// eslint-disable-next-line @typescript-eslint/no-floating-promises
axe(React, ReactDOM, 1000);


react-axe has been added so your app can be tested for accessibility and results will show in the Chrome DevTools console.

A final message is provided if the developer would like to run the relevant deployment generator that supports this FE. @ensono-stacks/next:init-deployment.