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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

Exploring Validation and Serialization

Fastify is secure and fast, but that doesn’t protect it from misuse. This chapter will teach you how to implement secure endpoints with input validation and make them faster with the serialization process.

This framework provides all the tools you need to take advantage of these two critical steps, which will support you while exposing straightforward API interfaces and enable your clients to consume them.

You will learn how to use and configure Fastify’s components in order to control and adapt the default setup to your application logic.

This is the learning path we will cover in this chapter:

  • Understanding validation and serialization
  • Understanding the validation process
  • Customizing the validator compiler
  • Managing the validator compiler
  • Understanding the serialization process