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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

Generating the API documentation

The OpenAPI specification is a widely adopted and open standard for documenting RESTful APIs. It provides a format for describing the structure and operations of an API in a machine-readable format, allowing developers to understand and interact with the API quickly.

The specification defines a set of JSON or YAML files that describe an API’s endpoints, parameters, responses, and other details. This information can be used to generate API documentation, client libraries, and other tools that make it easier to work with the API.

Swagger and OpenAPI specifications

Swagger and OpenAPI are two related specifications, with OpenAPI being the newer version of Swagger. Swagger was originally an open source project, but later, the specification was acquired by SmartBear and renamed to OpenAPI. Today, the OpenAPI initiative, a consortium of industry leaders, maintains the specification. Swagger is also known as OpenAPI v2, while only OpenAPI generally...