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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

Collecting the logs

Reading the logs can be done on your PC during development, but it is unrealistic to carry it out during production or even in a shared test environment. Reading the records is not scalable, but if you try to estimate the number of logs your application will write at the info level, you will get an idea.

Having 10 clients send 5 requests per second is equal to 100 lines per second per day. Therefore, the log file would be more than 8 million rows, just for a single application installation. If we scale the application to two nodes, we need to search in two different files, but if we followed this path, the log files would be useless because they would be inaccessible.

As mentioned at the beginning of this chapter, a good log setup allows us to consolidate to a log management software destination, so let’s see how to design it.

How to consolidate the logs

Before considering where to consolidate the logs, we must focus on the actor who submits the...