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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


In this dense chapter, we touched on many concepts that will help us measure, analyze, and optimize an application’s performance. This Optimization Cycle is a practical workflow to follow step by step for this challenging task, which may lead to excellent business achievements, such as improving sales or overall customer satisfaction.

Now, you can evaluate a tracing module. By knowing how it works under the hood, you can integrate it into any application to start the measurement process. You also know which third-party software you will need to process and visualize the data, such as an APM. Moreover, you are now able to dig deeper into any performance issue, by analyzing it in detail, supported by some open source tools. Last but not least, once you have found a problem, you can plan an optimization to solve the issue and boost your application’s endpoints iteratively.

You have completed this journey toward building a performant and maintainable Fastify...