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How to simplify and organize imports in Typescript

How to simplify and organize imports in Typescript

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Dany Paredes
·Oct 16, 2021·

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Sometimes we have a long list of imports, with files that come from the same place, it makes our code noisy and a bit longer, something like:

import { BeersService } from './services/beers.service';
import { WhiskyService } from './services/whiski.service';
import { WineService } from './services/wine.service';

We can simplify it by exposing all files, from a single file, to point to all of them.

Create drinks.ts into the service directory and export all services.

export * from './beers.service';
export * from './whiski.service';
export * from './wine.service';

Now we can update our files, to the new path.

import { BeersService, WhiskyService, WineService } from './services/drinks';

Thanks @lissetteibnz , If rename the filename from drinks.ts to index.ts, Javascript understand the file index like the entrypoint for the directory, so it works only using the directory name.

import { BeersService, WhiskyService, WineService } from './services';

The code looks clean and easy to ready because all of them comes from the same place.

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