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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

From a Monolith to Microservices

Our little application has started gaining traction, and the business has asked us to redesign our API while keeping the previous version running to ease the transition. So far, we have implemented a “monolith” – all of our application is deployed as a single item. Our team is very busy with evolutive maintenance, which we cannot defer. Then, our management has a “Eureka!” moment: let’s add more staff.

Most engineering management books recommend that the team size should never increase beyond eight people – or if you’re Amazon, no larger than the amount that can share two large pizzas (that’s Jeff Bezos’s two-pizza rule). The reason is that with over eight people, the number of interconnections between team members grows exponentially, making collaboration impossible. An often overlooked solution is to not grow the team, but rather slow down delivery.

A solution to our growing...