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Accelerating Server-Side Development with Fastify

By : Manuel Spigolon, Maksim Sinik, Matteo Collina
Book Image

Accelerating Server-Side Development with Fastify

By: Manuel Spigolon, Maksim Sinik, Matteo Collina

Overview of this book

This book is a complete guide to server-side app development in Fastify, written by the core contributors of this highly performant plugin-based web framework. Throughout the book, you’ll discover how it fosters code reuse, thereby improving your time to market. Starting with an introduction to Fastify’s fundamental concepts, this guide will lead you through the development of a real-world project while providing in-depth explanations of advanced topics to prepare you to build highly maintainable and scalable backend applications. The book offers comprehensive guidance on how to design, develop, and deploy RESTful applications, including detailed instructions for building reusable components that can be leveraged across multiple projects. The book presents guidelines for creating efficient, reliable, and easy-to-maintain real-world applications. It also offers practical advice on best practices, design patterns, and how to avoid common pitfalls encountered by developers while building backend applications. By following these guidelines and recommendations, you’ll be able to confidently design, implement, deploy, and maintain an application written in Fastify, and develop plugins and APIs to contribute to the Fastify and open source communities.
Table of Contents (21 chapters)
Part 1:Fastify Basics
Part 2:Build a Real-World Project
Part 3:Advanced Topics

Authentication, Authorization, and File Handling

In this chapter, we will continue evolving our application, mainly covering two distinct topics: user authentication and file handling. First, we will implement a reusable JWT authentication plugin that will allow us to manage users, authentication, and sessions. It will also act as an authorization layer, protecting our application’s endpoints from unauthorized access. We will also see how decorators can expose the authenticated user’s data inside the route handlers. Then, moving on to file handling, we will develop a dedicated plugin enabling users to import and export their to-do tasks in CSV format.

In this chapter, we will learn about the following:

  • Authentication and authorization flow
  • Building the authentication layer
  • Adding the authorization layer
  • Managing uploads and downloads