So, if I want to start the backend server in development mode, I open a New Terminal in VS Code and type the following
npm run dev-graphql
This runs the script: dev-grapql that is contained in the quasar project package.json file.
The script(dev-graphql) performs 2 commands. The command are separated by &&. The first command changes the directory to point to the directory that contains the backend server. The second command runs a script call dev that is contained in the backend server project package-json file.
My backend server is nodejs using Express, SQLite, and graphql. Now that I have my backend running, I switch back to my first VS Code terminal and run
When I am finished for the day, I switch back to the second terminal and do ctrl-c to terminate the backend server.