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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

Building the To-Do API

To manage to-dos, we need an API that provides functionality to create a new to-do, retrieve a to-do or to-dos, update a to-do, and delete a to-do (i.e., an API that has CRUD functionality). We’ll do this by creating a to-do blueprint with a route per CRUD function.

CRUD functionality

CRUD stands for Create, Read, Update, and Delete, and is used to describe a set of functionalities. It is often used to describe the functionality of RESTful APIs. Typically, for a RESTFul API, the Create route uses the POST HTTP method, Read uses GET, Update uses PUT, and Delete uses DELETE.

Creating the blueprint

The blueprint itself can be created with the following code in backend/src/backend/blueprints/

from quart import Blueprint
blueprint = Blueprint("todos", __name__)

The blueprint then needs to be registered with the app, by adding the following to backend/src/backend/

from backend.blueprints.todos import blueprint as...