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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

Type-Safe Fastify

Welcome to the final chapter of this book! This chapter will explore how Fastify’s built-in TypeScript support can help us write more robust and maintainable applications.

Type safety is a crucial aspect of modern software development. It allows developers to catch errors and bugs early in the development process, reducing the time and cost of debugging and testing. By using TypeScript with Fastify, you can benefit from compile-time type safety and avoid unexpected runtime errors, leading to more stable and reliable applications.

Using TypeScript with Fastify can also improve the developer experience by providing better code completion, type inference, and documentation. In addition, Fastify has first-class support for TypeScript, providing everything needed to build robust and scalable applications, including interfaces and generics.

Moreover, using TypeScript can make deployments safer by catching potential errors and bugs before they go live. It...