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Guide - Intershop Progressive Web App - Getting Started

Quick Start

Before working with this project, download and install Node.js with the included npm package manager.
Currently Node.js 18.16.0 LTS with the corresponding npm 9.5.1 is used for development.

The project uses Angular CLI which has to be installed globally.
Run npm install -g @angular/cli once to globally install Angular CLI on your development machine.

Step 1 - Clone the Project

git clone

Step 2 - Install the Dependencies

After having cloned the project from the Git repository, change into the project folder and run:

npm install

Step 3 - Start the Intershop PWA

To start the development server (meaning that changes to the projects source code will automatically be build and reloaded) and to open the Intershop PWA in your browser, run:

ng serve --open


By default, the project is configured to work against a publicly available Intershop Commerce Management server (see environment.model.ts).

icmBaseURL: '',

To run your PWA against an own ICM server, configure the icmBaseURL in your local environment.development.ts or set the icmBaseURL in your projects environment.model.ts to your own ICM default server.

In the same way, the default icmChannel configuration needs to be adapted if your own ICM with your own organization should be used.

For more information about the development environment configuration, server, and tools consult the according chapters in the Development Guide.

To build and start the Intershop PWA with Server-Side Rendering for testing but without the automatic building and reloading of code changes npm start works as well and does not require Angular CLI to be installed.


When starting your own project based on the Intershop PWA that includes customizing the PWA for your specific needs, have a look at our Customization Guide first.


For production and production-like deployments we provide an Intershop PWA Helm Chart for Kubernetes deployments.


For a Helm chart deployment, the configuration property upstream.icmBaseURL is a required parameter that should point to your own ICM server.


For a simple production-like development or testing deployment of the current project state, the project includes a docker-compose.yml that can be deployed with docker compose up --build in the project root.
This will deploy both containers of the Intershop PWA - the pwa (SSR) container as well as the nginx container.


For the docker compose deployment, an own ICM server can be configured with:

      ICM_BASE_URL: ''

You can also manually build the docker image supplied with the Dockerfile in the root folder of the project.
Build it with docker build -t my_pwa ..
To run the PWA with multiple channels you can use the nginx docker image supplied in the sub folder nginx.

In general, the deployment artifacts of the Intershop PWA are generated to the dist folder of the project.
Use npm run build to generate an Angular Universal enabled version.
On the server the dist/server.js script has to be executed with node.
Alternatively, you can use npm run build client to get an application using browser rendering.
All the files under dist/browser have to be served statically.
The server has to be configured for fallback routing,
see Server Configuration in Angular Docs.

Running Tests

Run npm test to start an on the fly test running environment to execute the unit tests via Jest once.
To run Jest in watch mode with interactive interface, run npm run test:watch.

Run npm run e2e to execute the end to end tests via cypress.
You have to start your development or production server first as cypress will instruct you.

Head over to the Testing Concept documentation for more information.

Code Style

Use npm run lint to run a static code analysis.

For development make sure the used IDE or editor follows the EditorConfig configuration of the project and uses Prettier to help maintain consistent coding styles (see .editorconfig and .prettierrc.json).

Use npm run format to perform a formatting run on the code base with Prettier.

Type Safety

The Intershop PWA has both TypeScript's noImplicitAny and Angular's strictTemplates compile options active to ensure everything is typed correctly.

Almost everything can be typed correctly without using any.
If generic typing is not possible, you can use unknown or object for utility functions.
In most other cases, the typings can be correctly applied.

We encourage everybody to improve their skills in strict typing with TypeScript.
We supply a in the source root that can be used for Angular builders in the angular.json to disable all safety features.
However, we do not support doing this for production builds.

Pre-Commit Check

npm run check is a combination task of lint, format and test that runs some of the checks that will also be performed in continuous integration on the whole code base.
Do not overuse it as the run might take a long time.

Prefer using npx lint-staged to perform a manual quick evaluation of staged files.
This also happens automatically when committing files.
It is also possible to bypass verification on commit, following the suggestions of the versioning control tool of your choice.

Code Scaffolding

With the integrated intershop-schematics this project provides the functionality to generate different code artifacts according to our style guide and project structure. ng generate will use our custom schematics by default, e.g., run ng generate component component-name in the shared folder to generate a new shared component. ng generate --help gives an overview of available Intershop-specific schematics.

The Angular CLI default schematics are still available and working.
However, they need to be prefixed to use them, e.g., ng generate @schematics/angular:guard.
A list of the available Angular CLI schematics can be fetched with ng generate @schematics/angular: --help.

Further Help

To get more help on the Angular CLI, use ng help or check out the Angular CLI Documentation.

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