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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 first chapter offered a complete overview of Fastify’s framework. It touched on all the essential features it offers, thus allowing you to start “playing” with the applications.

So far, you have learned how to instantiate a server, add routes, and turn it on and off gracefully. You have seen the basic logger configuration and have learned how to use it. However, more importantly, you have understood the basic concepts behind Fastify and its components. You had a quick insight into request hooks and more comprehensive examples regarding application hooks. Lastly, you were presented with a simple outline of the lifecycle that controls the execution of the code.

Now that you are confident with the syntax, get ready to explore the details of this great framework!

In the next chapter, we will expand the Fastify booting process and discover new possibilities that are going to make our daily job much easier. Moreover, we will explore the plugin system in depth in order to become proficient and start building our first plugins.