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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

Hosting our DB on MongoDB Atlas

As we write this, the simplest way to provision a MongoDB cluster is to use MongoDB Atlas, which will allow 512 MB of storage for free. To employ this, please follow the MongoDB Atlas setup tutorial – while we include the screenshot for this process here, the process might vary.

The first step is to sign up to MongoDB Atlas at After you have completed the signup and email verification process, you can select the tier in which you want your new database to be created. We will select the Shared option, which is the free tier. After we have selected our tier, we now choose where we want our MongoDB instance to be located. Choose a location that’s near to you!

Now, it’s time to add the security mechanism for our database. Make sure you are in the Quickstart tab below SECURITY, as shown in Figure 10.1. For this book, select the Username and Password authentication method.

Figure 10.1: How our database in MongoDB Atlas is configured

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