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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


This chapter is dense with information about new processes and tools. Now, you should be comfortable designing a test suite for a Node.js backend application. You should be able to evaluate a testing framework that fits your needs and boosts your productivity.

You have learned how to use node-tap, from basic assertions to advanced parallel test execution. Moreover, you can test a Fastify application and take advantage of Fastify’s inject feature. You don’t have to worry about testing your API’s routes, whatever the level of complexity is.

Finally, we have seen how to integrate a CI pipeline using GitHub Actions and its logic to keep our repository away from regressions and production issues.

Now, you are ready to proceed to the next step and build a secure and reliable application. We mentioned CD earlier in this chapter; it is now time to see it in action in Chapter 10.