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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 basic Quart app

To begin, we can make a basic API that responds to requests with a simple response. This is something I like to term a ping-pong route as the request is the ping and the response is the pong. To do this, I’ve chosen to use the Quart framework. Quart is a web microframework with an ecosystem of extensions that we will use to add additional functionality.

Using Flask as an alternative

Quart is the async version of the very popular Flask framework, which allows us to use modern async libraries. However, if you are already familiar with Flask, you can adapt the code in this book without too much difficulty; see for more information.

To use Quart, we must first add it with pdm by running the following command in the backend directory:

pdm add quart

We can now create a Quart app by adding the following code to backend/src/backend/

from quart import Quart...