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Accelerating Server-Side Development with Fastify

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

Accelerating Server-Side Development with Fastify

5 (1)
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

Where tests should run

Up until now, we have executed our test manually on our PC. That is fine, and it is mandatory during the development phase. However, this is not enough because our installation could be edited, or we could have some uncommitted files.

To solve this issue, it is possible to add a Continuous Integration (CI) pipeline that runs remotely to manage our repository. The CI pipeline’s primary duties are as follows:

  • Running the test suite to check the code in the remote Git repository
  • Building a code base to create artifacts if necessary
  • Releasing the artifacts by triggering a Continuous Delivery (CD) pipeline to deploy the software

The CI workflow will notify us about its status, and if it is in a red state, the application’s tests are failing with the last commit. Running the test remotely will prevent false-positive issues due to our local environment setup.

We will build a simple CI workflow by adopting GitHub Actions. This...