Book 2: SaaS Boilerplate

Learn how to build a production-ready, feature-rich SaaS web application from scratch.

Starting a small and independent software business is hard.
Our detailed book on building a ready-to-go saas boilerplate will save you weeks of effort and thousands of dollars.

Matt Moyles

"I found it very useful in Next.js learning. I followed along with the book, then used the async-labs/saas boilerplate to start a new app at my job."

Fahad Riaz

"I'm a backend developer and was looking for something that brought me up to speed on how to deploy a production ready website. This fit the bill."

Pavel Serafimovich

"This is a great book. Clear presentation style. The accompanying code is of very high quality. Your anti-monopoly ideology is also inspiring."

Andrew Shrout

"Thanks again for everything in the book and all the help in GitHub. Really appreciate how much you've all done to make my company come to life."

Why this book?

Robust JS/TS stack

Our open source project occasionally trends on GitHub inside the TypeScript category, and we keep our book up-to-date with the latest versions of all dependencies. Build a web app with React.js, Next.js, Material-UI, MobX, WebSockets, Express.js, Node.js, Mongoose, MongoDB. Write with TypeScript.

Popular third-party APIs

In addition to numerous internal API infrastructures, integrate your SaaS web application with external API services. Integrate with Google for user authentication and analytics, AWS SES for transactional emails, AWS S3 for file hosting and serving, MailChimp for newsletters, and Stripe for selling.

Build your own SaaS product and become an owner of your SaaS business

This book is not another to-do list app. You will build a practical web application with must-have features that can become your SaaS business. We take you through every step of building a SaaS web application from scratch.

Public support

If you have questions, search our closed Github issues or create a new one. We are happy to answer beginner to expert-level questions. If you purchased our book, we typically reply within 1 or 2 days.

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Full-stack team

  • maintain two popular repos - saas and builderbook (combined: close to 6000 stars and 1000 unique visitors per week).
  • built and maintain the most popular React/Typescript/Node boilerplate for starting SaaS business.
  • built over a dozen SaaS web applications in the last 5 years.
  • built and opensourced Async, urgent vs non-urgent team communication tool, and currently run it as a ramen-profitable SaaS business.
  • built Work in biotech, popular job board for small biotech startups.
  • built Loadflow sophisticated fleet tracking and scheduling software.
  • built AI-cruiter browser extension , free and popular extension for sourcing recruiters that uses LLMs (LLama 3).
  • built and building numerous tools and automations for recruiters, including ATS (Applicant Tracking System) for recruiter agencies.
  • built over a dozen SaaS web applications in the last 10 years for our customers and offer custom development service:

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