The oas-express-starter is a starter template for creating OpenAPI 3.0 compliant Node.js server using Express.js and TypeScript with MongoDB.

This starter template comes with some existing endpoints and seed data that makes up a simple Note Taking Application Server, where users can register and login, create and fetch notes, and also features an admin role that can manage regular users. These can serve as reference on how this starter template can be used to create your backend services.

Motivation

Working for a company with big teams, there will be some coding styles, conventions and standards that would have already been set…


Once upon a time, in the oldest university of the Philippines, a new institute was born. This fairly young institute comprised of programs relating to studies in computers, and like other Faculties/Colleges/Institutes in this university, it needed a thing that can facilitate its students’ interests, involvement on certain activities, and development of skills outside the classroom.

The rise of a new breed of student organizations was imminent and the events that were about to take place could only be described by Charles Darwin’s theory of Natural Selection. …


If you’re a student of a computing program in the University of Santo Tomas — Institute of Information and Computing Sciences you might have seen the shield. You might have wondered what the colors and symbols in the shield mean, well you’re not alone, I too had tried to figure out what it all meant.

Just today, months after my graduation, I looked at this shield again and then a great revelation have been brought to light in my mind. I now know what the meaning it has been hiding all this time, so here it is:

So firstly the…


I was getting bored of my repetitive life. Everyday I would wake up, brush my teeth, eat breakfast, brush my teeth, shower, go to school, go home, eat dinner, brush my teeth, sleep, and then wake up again and continue the loop. An endless cycle of mundaneness until one day I noticed something out of the ordinary…

Three months has already passed since I last bought toothpaste and the toothpaste I’ve been using in those months was still full like I had never used it a single time since the day I bought it. I was staying in a dormitory…

Zishran Garces

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