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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

5 (1)
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

Application outline

In this section, we will start building a RESTful to-do application. The application will allow users to perform Create, Read, Update, and Delete (CRUD) operations on their to-do list, using HTTP methods such as GET, POST, PUT, and DELETE. Besides those operations, we will implement one custom action to mark tasks as “done.”

What is RESTful?

Representational State Transfer (RESTful) is an architectural style to build web services that follow well-defined constraints and principles. It is an approach for creating scalable and flexible web APIs that different clients can consume. In RESTful architecture, resources are identified by Uniform Resource Identifiers (URIs). The operations performed on those resources are based on predefined HTTP methods (GET, POST, PUT, DELETE, etc.). Every call to the API is stateless and contains all the information needed to perform the operation.

Fastify is an excellent choice to develop RESTful APIs, due to its...