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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


This chapter has been a dense and intensive boot camp about the GraphQL world. Now, you have a strong base theory to understand the GQL ecosystem and how it works under the hood of every GQL adapter.

We have built a GraphQL server from zero using Fastify and Mercurius. All the knowledge gained from this book’s Chapter 1 is valid because a Fastify application doesn’t have any more secrets for you.

On top of your Fastify knowledge, you are able to define a GQL schema and implement its resolvers. We have solved the N+1 problem and now know the proper steps to manage it and create a fast and reliable application.

You finally have a complete toolkit at your disposal to create great APIs. You are ready to improve your code base even further by adopting TypeScript in the next chapter!