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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

Building a RESTful API

In this chapter, we will build upon the scaffolding structure we created in the previous chapter and dive into writing the essential parts of our application.

We will start by defining the routes of our application and then move on to connecting to data sources. We will also implement the necessary business logic and learn how to solve complex everyday tasks that we may encounter while developing a real-world Fastify application.

The chapter will be divided into several main headings, starting with defining the routes, then connecting to data sources, implementing the routes, securing the endpoints, and applying the Don’t Repeat Yourself (DRY) principle to make our code more efficient.

By the end of this chapter, we will have learned the following:

  • How to declare and implement routes using Fastify plugins
  • How to add JSON schemas to secure the endpoints
  • How to load route schemas
  • How to use decorators to implement the DRY pattern...