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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

Creating a Reusable Backend with Quart

In the preceding chapter, we installed the tooling we need to develop our app, which means we can start building the backend. The backend runs on the server as opposed to the frontend, which runs in the client’s web browser. In our setup, the backend will need to be the interface between the database and the frontend, providing an API to access and edit the to-dos (see Figure 2.1):

Figure 2.1: A schematic overview of the desired setup

Alongside providing an API, the backend will also need to connect to the database, manage user sessions, protect itself against heavy and incorrect usage, and send emails to users. In this chapter, we will build a backend with these features. At the end of the chapter, we will have built a reusable backend that any API can be built with. Alternatively, the features can be taken in parts to add to your own app.

So, in this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Creating...