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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

Developing a GraphQL API

GraphQL is growing in popularity, and every day, more and more services expose their API using this query language. The GQL API interface will help your API consumers to retrieve the minimal set of data they need, benefiting from intuitive and always up-to-date documentation. GraphQL is a first-class citizen in the Fastify ecosystem. Let’s learn how to add GraphQL handlers using a dedicated plugin, avoiding common pitfalls and taking advantage of Fastify’s peculiar architecture.

Here’s the learning path we will cover in this chapter:

  • What is GraphQL?
  • Writing the GQL schema
  • How to make live a GQL schema?
  • How to improve resolver performance?
  • Managing GQL errors