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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

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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

Deployment and Process Monitoring for a Healthy Application

We are building a new and shiny Fastify API and want to expose it on the internet to gather feedback before our official launch. When we look online, there are plenty of options… but what should we use? After that, we will then need to figure out how to monitor the health of our server (because we always monitor our applications, right?).

In this chapter, we will unpack the basics of a monolith deployment, using Docker, MongoDB, and We will also review the key Node.js metrics, how to extract them from our application with Prometheus, and then how to easily consult them on Grafana.

This is the learning path we will cover in this chapter:

  • Testing our Docker image for deployment
  • Hosting our DB on MongoDB Atlas
  • Choosing a cloud provider
  • Deploying to
  • Setting up continuous deployment
  • Collecting application process data