"Nest" refers to two different but related technologies in the context of web development: Nest.js and NestJS. Both Nest.js and NestJS are widely used in web application development. Developers often choose Nest for its TypeScript support, modularity, and familiar concepts for those with experience in Angular. It is particularly well-suited for building scalable and maintainable server applications and APIs.

Robust and scalable

Nest is a powerful open-source framework for building server-side applications. It is built with TypeScript and is heavily inspired by Angular, sharing similar concepts and design patterns.

Nest.js is designed to provide a scalable and maintainable architecture for server-side applications, making it particularly suitable for building robust and scalable backend APIs.

Why Nest?

With NestJS, developers can leverage Angular concepts and tools on the server-side, making it easier to share code between the server and the client. NestJS enables server-side rendering, improving performance and search engine optimization (SEO) for web applications. NestJS can be seamlessly integrated with Angular Universal, Angular's module for server-side rendering.


Nest.js encourages the use of modules to organize code into cohesive units, promoting modularity and reusability.

Dependency injection

Nest.js uses dependency injection to manage the instantiation and sharing of components, making it easier to handle dependencies between different parts of the application.

Middleware and Pipes

Middleware and Pipes provide a way to intercept and process HTTP requests and responses, allowing for custom validation, logging, and other processing tasks.

WebSockets and GraphQL

Nest.js supports WebSockets, enabling real-time communication between the server and clients. Nest.js also has built-in support for GraphQL, allowing developers to build APIs using the GraphQL query language.

Server-side rendering

NestJS is a set of modules built on top of the Angular framework, providing capabilities for server-side rendering (SSR). It allows developers to use Angular concepts on the server side, extending Angular's capabilities to handle server-side rendering and share code between the server and the client.

Built-in tests

Nest.js provides a testing module and utilities, making it easy to write unit tests and integration tests for applications.

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