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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’ve defined how we are storing the data in the database and then built an API to manage sessions, members, and to-dos. This includes all the functionality our app will need via an easy-to-understand RESTful API.

While the to-do functionality is unlikely to be directly useful to your app, the CRUD functionality is a pattern you should use. In addition, the member and session APIs could be used directly in your app. Finally, you’ve hopefully gained an understanding of what makes a good RESTful API that you can apply and use elsewhere.

In the next chapter, we’ll create a styled frontend, including validated data entry in React, that we can use with this API or any other.