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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

5 (1)
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

Setting up continuous deployment

We are setting up a continuous deployment system so that every commit pushed to the main branch of your GitHub repository is automatically deployed to

Automating your project with GitHub Actions

We recommend automating your development process with the use of GitHub Actions. They can be used to automatically run your automated tests, deploy your project, and even synchronize your issues with your other management software. Read more at

First, let’s create a repository on GitHub, clone it locally, and push our code there! To upload our code to GitHub, we run git clone, git add, git commit, and git push in our terminal.

Using Git and GitHub

If you are not familiar with Git and GitHub, we recommend you to follow the GitImmersion tutorial at, as well as, to create the repository on GitHub, clone it,...