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Shopping Cart


The source code for this example is public on the following GitHub repository.

Shopping Cart Project

This example will show you how to harness the speed of a Redis database to build a shopping cart functionality using TypeScript/NodeJs.

The example is backed by genezio on the server side.

A minimal frontend for the online store is implemented using React and Bootstrap. The great part about a minimal design, is that you can go as wild as you'd like with the frontend and tweak it further to your liking.

The application is built using:

  • NodeJs for the backend
  • React for the frontend
  • Upstash Redis for a database


If you don't already have them, you'll need to install the following tools:

Note: I recommend you to use nvm to manage NodeJs and npm versions. After installing nvm, you can easily get the any version of node by running nvm install <node_version>. nvm will automatically install the corresponding npm version.

Project Structure

Inside the project folder, you will find the following files and folders:

├── genezio.yaml
├── client
│   ├──
│   ├── package-lock.json
│   ├── package.json
│   ├── src
│   │   ├── App.css
│   │   ├── App.tsx
│   │   ├── index.css
│   │   ├── index.tsx
│   │   ├── models.tsx
│   │   ├── react-app-env.d.ts
│   │   └── reportWebVitals.ts
│   └── tsconfig.json
└── server
├── package-lock.json
├── package.json
├── shoppingCartService.ts
└── tsconfig.json

genezio looks for genezio.yaml to read the settings for deploying the project or for spinning a local dev server for testing.

The backend directory contains methods to store and retrieve data from a Redis instance.

The frontend directory contains the source code for the React application.

To glue this two component together, an auto-generated SDK is installed in the client/node_modules folder. This can be used by simply importing it into the frontend source code like any other dependency of your project.

Run the project

Clone this example

Clone the repository:

git clone

Navigate to the following directory:

cd ./genezio-examples/typescript/shopping-cart

Test your project locally

Test the project locally:

genezio local

Open a new terminal, navigate to the following directory, and run npm start to launch the React application:

cd ./client
npm install && npm run install-sdk-local && npm start

Deploy your project with genezio

If you wish to deploy your project to the Genezio infrastructure, follow these steps:

Log in to Genezio using the command genezio login:

genezio login

Deploy your project using the genezio deploy command from the ./genezio-examples/javascript/chatgpt-project directory.

genezio deploy


All commands are run from the root of the project, from a terminal:

npm install -g genezioInstalls genezio globally
genezio loginLogs in to genezio
genezio localStarts a local server
genezio deployDeploys a production project
genezio --helpGet help using genezio

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