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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

Choosing a cloud provider

Most people who start using a new technology wonder what cloud provider would provide the best experience to deploy their applications. In this book, we are not considering any solution that would be too much effort given the little space available.

Here is a list of providers that are worthwhile checking out:

  • Heroku – it started supporting Node.js in 2011 and it’s by far one of the most mature and stable products.
  • Google Cloud Run – it’s based on Knative ( and the Kubernetes stack.
  • AWS Lambda – it’s the original “serverless” runtime, enabling the executions of “functions” that can scale elastically. Every function only processes one request at a time: while this makes it easy to scale and operate, I/O heavy applications are at a disadvantage. AWS Lambda is based on Firecracker (
  • Vercel – it’...