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A Blueprint for Production-Ready Web Applications

By : Dr. Philip Jones
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A Blueprint for Production-Ready Web Applications

By: Dr. Philip Jones

Overview of this book

A Blueprint for Production-Ready Web Applications will help you expand upon your coding knowledge and teach you how to create a complete web application. Unlike other guides that focus solely on a singular technology or process, this book shows you how to combine different technologies and processes as needed to meet industry standards. You’ll begin by learning how to set up your development environment, and use Quart and React to create the backend and frontend, respectively. This book then helps you get to grips with managing and validating accounts, structuring relational tables, and creating forms to manage data. As you progress through the chapters, you’ll gain a comprehensive understanding of web application development by creating a to-do app, which can be used as a base for your future projects. Finally, you’ll find out how to deploy and monitor your application, along with discovering advanced concepts such as managing database migrations and adding multifactor authentication. By the end of this web development book, you’ll be able to apply the lessons and industry best practices that you’ve learned to both your personal and work projects, allowing you to further develop your coding portfolio.
Table of Contents (13 chapters)
Part 1 Setting Up Our System
Part 2 Building a To-Do App
Part 3 Releasing a Production-Ready App


In this chapter, we set up all of the tooling we need to develop our app. We started by installing a system package manager, which we then used to install and set up git. With git, we created our local repository and started to commit code. We installed Python, NodeJS, Terraform, and the tooling required to format, lint, and test the code. Finally, we used Terraform to create and set up a remote GitHub repository with working CI, ensuring that our code is automatically checked on every change.

The tooling we’ve installed in this chapter is required to develop the app described in the following chapters. It will also allow you to do so quickly, as the tooling will help you quickly identify issues and errors with the code.

In the next chapter, we’ll start developing the backend of our app, with the focus being on setting up the app framework and extensions that support the features we want, for example, authentication.