January 15, 2021

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Amplication is an opensource development tool. It helps you develop quality Node.js applications without spending time on repetitive coding tasks.

repo name amplication/amplication
repo link https://github.com/amplication/amplication
homepage https://amplication.com
language TypeScript
size (curr.) 47689 kB
stars (curr.) 2121
created 2020-05-10
license Apache License 2.0

Amplication is an open‑source development tool. It helps professional Node.js developers develop quality Node.js applications without spending time on repetitive coding tasks.

Amplication auto-generates fully functional apps based on TypeScript and Node.js.

Getting Started

Try amplication immediately on app.amplication.com or follow the instructions to run a local instance.


Build business applications with:

  • Visually managed data models
  • Auto-generated human-editable source code
  • Node.js server built with Nest.js and Passport with REST API and GraphQL
  • Admin UI built with React
  • Role-based access control
  • Docker and docker-compose integration
  • Automatic push of the generated code to your GitHub repo

See Amplication website or Amplication docs for more details.

Watch this video for a quick reacap of everything you get with Amplication.


Amplication is constructed of multiple packages. To start working on Amplication follow the “Amplication Server” and “Amplication Client” installation instructions.

Amplication Server

Amplication Server is the main component of the platform that provides all the core functionality to design and create low-code applications. The server exposes a GraphQL API for all actions. The server is built with the following awesome open-source technologies: Node.js, NestJS, Prisma over PostgreSQL, GraphQL API, and many more…

Amplication Client

Amplication Client is the front end of the platform that provides you with an easy to drive UI for building your next low-code application. The client is based on React, Apollo client, Primer components, React Material Web Components, Formik, and more.

Other packages

Amplication Data Service Generator

Amplication Data Service Generator is the component that generates the server-side code of apps built with Amplication. It generates the models, Prisma client, REST API, GraphQL, authentication and authorization filters, and more. This package is used internally by Amplication server.

To use this package as a library or as a CLI with other projects, follow the instructions on the package page.

Alpha version

Please note that Amplication is currently in alpha version. This means that any app data hosted on our cloud can get reset at any time. At this point if you want to use your app in a production environment, you’ll need to download the app as a Docker container and deploy on your own cloud service.


Ask a question about Amplication

You can ask questions, and participate in discussions about Amplication-related topics in the Amplication Discord channel.

Create a bug report

If you see an error message or run into an issue, please create a bug report, this effort is valued and it will help all.

Create bug report

Submit a feature request

If you have an idea, or you’re missing a capability that would make development easier and more robust, please submit a feature request. In case a similar feature request already exists, don’t forget to leave a “+1”. Adding some more information such as thoughts and your vision about the feature will be embraced warmly :)

Submit feature request


Amplication is an open source project. We are committed to a fully transparent development process and highly appreciate any contributions. Whether you are helping us fix bugs, proposing new features, improving our documentation or spreading the word - we would love to have you as part of the Amplication community.

Please refer to our contribution guidelines and Code of Conduct.

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