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API Starter Kit


This repository contains the basic structure for an API, along with all the necessary code to initialize and run it. It serves as a starting point for building APIs using Node.js, Typescript, Express and MongoDB.


The API Starter Kit relies on the following dependencies:

Additionally, it integrates with New Relic for application performance monitoring.


  1. Clone this repository:

    git clone
  2. Install the dependencies:

  3. Configure the API by setting up environment variables or editing the configuration files as needed.

  4. Start the API:

    yarn start


Health Endpoint

  • URL: /health
  • Method: GET
  • Description: Retrieves information about the API's health, including statistics, database connection status, and dependency versions.

Ping Endpoint

  • URL: /ping
  • Method: GET
  • Description: A quick endpoint to check if the API is responding. It can be used for basic connectivity testing.

For more details on how to write your API using this starter kit, please refer to the How to create API guide.


We welcome contributions from the community. Before contributing, please read through the existing issues on this repository to prevent duplicate submissions. New feature requests and bug reports can be submitted as an issue. If you would like to contribute code, please open a pull request.