Interactive CLI to start a full-stack, typesafe Next.js app.
Get started with the T3 Stack by running
npm create t3-app@latest
Watch Theo's overview on Youtube here
Table of contents
The T3 Stack
The "T3 Stack" is a web development stack made by Theo focused on simplicity, modularity, and full-stack typesafety. It consists of:
So... what is
create-t3-app? A template?
create-t3-app is a CLI built by seasoned T3 Stack devs to streamline the setup of a modular T3 Stack app. This means each piece is optional, and the "template" is generated based on your specific needs.
After countless projects and many years on this tech, we have lots of opinions and insights. We’ve done our best to encode them into this CLI.
This is NOT an all-inclusive template. We expect you to bring your own libraries that solve the needs of YOUR application. While we don’t want to prescribe solutions to more specific problems like state management and deployment, we do have some recommendations listed here.
We'll be frank - this is an opinionated project. We share a handful of core beliefs around building and we treat them as the basis for our decisions.
1. Solve Problems
It's easy to fall into the trap of "adding everything" - we explicitly don't want to do that. Everything added to
create-t3-app should solve a specific problem that exists within the core technologies included. This means we won't add things like state libraries (
redux) but we will add things like NextAuth.js and integrate Prisma and tRPC for you.
2. Bleed Responsibly
We love our bleeding edge tech. The amount of speed and, honestly, fun that comes out of new shit is really cool. We think it's important to bleed responsibly, using riskier tech in the less risky parts. This means we wouldn't ⛔️ bet on risky new database tech (SQL is great!). But we happily ✅ bet on tRPC since it's just functions that are trivial to move off.
3. Typesafety Isn't Optional
The stated goal of
create-t3-app is to provide the quickest way to start a new full-stack, typesafe web application. We take typesafety seriously in these parts as it improves our productivity and helps us ship fewer bugs. Any decision that compromises the typesafe nature of
create-t3-app is a decision that should be made in a different project.
To scaffold an app using
create-t3-app, run any of the following four commands and answer the command prompt questions:
npm create t3-app@latest
yarn create t3-app
pnpm create t3-app@latest
bun create t3-app@latest
For more advanced usage, check out the CLI docs.
For help, discussion about best practices, or any other conversation that would benefit create-t3-app:
We 💖 contributors! Feel free to contribute to this project but please read the Contributing Guidelines before opening an issue or PR so you understand the branching strategy and local development environment. We also welcome you to join our Discord community for either support or contributing guidance.
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