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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

Improving the application structure

We are becoming confident with our basic application setup, but it is not yet ready. We can improve it to define our own rules and give a better developer experience. We will create a solid project scaffolding focusing on the big picture first. After that, we will complete the Fastify setup details.

Starting an optimal project

A good project is not only fancy technology in action but it must also provide a good developer experience, reducing any burden. According to Fastify’s philosophy, we should set up our new code base keeping this aspect in mind. Therefore, we will provide a brief introduction to those aspects, as they are priceless and time-saving but often underrated.

The README file

The first addition to our project is a file. A typical readme file introduces newcomers to an existing project, answering a set of basic information questions as follows:

  • What are the project’s requirements? Do you need...