Check out example codes for "express typescript tsconfig". It will help you in understanding the concepts better.

Code Example 1

// it can vary a lot, but this is a beggining

{
  "compilerOptions": {
    "target": "es5",
    "module": "commonjs",
    "outDir": "./dist",
    "strict": true,
    "noUnusedLocals": true,
    "noUnusedParameters": true,
    "noImplicitReturns": true,
    "noFallthroughCasesInSwitch": true,
    "esModuleInterop": true
},
  "include": ["src/**/*"],
  "exclude": ["node_modules", "**/*.test.ts"]
}

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