How to set up a Vanilla TypeScript application

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Tom Raaff

Nowadays, we usually work with frameworks when we want to set up a frontend application. We enter the terminal and enter something like ng new my-app or npx create-react-app my-app. The cli works it’s magic and sets up an entire application with a whole lot of stuff included. We’re good to go. But what if you just want to build something simple? What if you want to build an app that simply doesn’t have a lot of logic, and doesn’t need a complete framework, like a portfolio website. Or, what if you want to challenge yourself and see if you can build something worthwhile without a framework?

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