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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

Adding navigation

The app we are building needs to allow logged-in users to navigate to the full to-do list, the page allowing them to change their password, and allow them to log out. For logged-out users, they need to navigate between login, register, and reset password pages.

Focusing on the needs of logged-in users, the Material Design system includes an app bar that exists at the top of the page. This will allow for links to the full to-do list (home page) and an account menu to change their password and log out.

A more complex navigation

Your app probably has more pages than the one we are building in this book. This means the navigation system needs to be able to link to more pages. While the account menu can be extended with more links relating to the user, it is not a good location for other links. Instead, a drawer is the best solution. Drawers slide in from the left and can have as many links as required.

The account menu needs to allow users to log out, which...