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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

Deploying to’s main interface is a command-line tool called flyctl, which we can install with the following:

  • iwr -useb | iex on Windows PowerShell
  • curl -L | sh on Linux and macOS
  • You can also use brew install flyctl on macOS too

Signing up with is easy: issue the flyctl auth signup command. We recommend connecting your GitHub account, as you will need it later.

We can now deploy to by executing flyctl launch in our current working directory (make sure there are no fly.toml files) and answering the following questions:

$ flyctl launch
Creating app in /path/to/Chapter 10
Scanning source code
Detected a Dockerfile app
? App Name (leave blank to use an auto-generated name):
? Select organization: Matteo Collina (personal)
? Select region: fra (Frankfurt, Germany)
Created app shy-fog-346 in organization personal
Wrote config file fly.toml
? Would you like to setup a Postgresql...